“When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.”
She sacrificed for a purpose.
“Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.”
She received ridicule for what she did.
“But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.”
She knew He would not be with them much longer.
“For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.”
She gave the Saviour everything she had.
“For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.”
She will always be remembered for her sacrifice.
“Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.”
Mary of Bethany serves as an example that it pays to sacrifice for the Saviour.
Ezekiel 39-40 | Mark 14 | Psalm 95-96
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