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Bible Notes

Matthew 26:6-13 (08.04.20)

Matthew 26:6-13 NIV
While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, [7] a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. [8] When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. [9] “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.” [10] Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. [11] The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. [12] When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. [13] Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

Sometimes worship may seem meaningless, singing songs or speaking prayers into the air or maybe just thinking them, or sitting and reading the Bible, words there one moment, gone the next. It is easy to dismiss them and chose to do something that seems more urgent or more important. This scene in Bethany reminds us otherwise, an act of ‘wasteful’ worship, which is remembered even today.

Waste some time with God today!

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