Mark: 14. 8.
“She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.”
She had brought an alabaster box of precious ointment, anointed Jesus with it. There were some who were indignant at the waste of money. (It could have gone to the poor).
She did what she could. Have we? She gave what she had, a treasure, precious, expensive, probably not easily replaced.
What have we given? He doesn’t want much, just our all. He expects our tithe, a tenth of our earnings as His due. Not because He needs our money, but so we receive the blessings of giving.
What He really desires is our life, given for His pleasure, in Praise, Worship and obedience. Building His body, walking in Faith, believing His Promises. Speaking that which is not, into existence.
Abram, had his name changed to Abrahem, (Father of many Nations), before he received the promised child. He would tell people his name, and speak it into existence.
He was willing to sacrifice, (kill the child), to be obedient to the Lords command. Believing that the Lord could and would, raise him from the dead if need be.
He had this testimony: “He believed God and it was counted for him as righteousness.” Also when Sodom and Gomorrah were destinded for destruction the Lord said: Genesis: 18.
“And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”
“For I know him“…. Abraham gave his all also.
How about us? Have we given our best? Our all? Has it cost us to serve the King?