Does my life point to Jesus?

PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Mark 14:1-11

What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?

“Wherever the gospel is preached, what she has done will also be told.” (Mark 14:9)
The religious leaders are scheming to kill Jesus.
Jesus is eating at the home of a leper.
A woman pours expensive perfume over Jesus’ feet.
The disciples harshly criticize her for her wasteful behavior.
Two of these groups represent the good news message of the kingdom.
But the two other groups represent the dominion of darkness.
Jesus eating with a leper, this is God’s kingdom in action!
A woman expressing sacrificial love for Jesus, this is how God’s children should be!
These are examples of how the church should be: demonstrations of the gospel.
But sadly, too often we find the church scheming for position, and attacking others.
How often have you heard harsh criticism in the church… too often?
We have been saved by grace, to be gracious to others – His grace through us!
We offer ourselves as living sacrifices, in response to God’s great mercy!
May my life be worthy of being told with the message of Jesus!
PRAYER
Lord, I want my way of being to make You look good. May my life story also reflect the gospel, and show people the good news of Who You are!

2 Comments

  1. The love of God – how do I show it in my life? I need to live my life with an attitude of love and gratitude because He has set me free to serve Him. His love must rule in my heart and mind and actions. All for Jesus. Serve Him. Other need to see Him in me by what I say and do. Word inDeed!

    Make me a servant, Humble and meek,
    Lord, let me lift up those who are weak,
    And may the prayer of my heart always be:
    Make me a servant today.

  2. So many different motives in this passage: scheming to kill Jesus, a Woman’s grateful heart in pouring out her heart/perfume for Jesus, a greedy critique – and a treacherous act for monetary gain. Jesus knew that his time was coming yet amid the treachery a act of love and devotion as he approaches the final act of his mission. I too need to see the big picture as Jesus did. How he continues to reach and teach me. Help make my motives – your motives – Jesus!

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