takes place in the home of Martha and Mary with their brother Lazarus and
others. You may recall that Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead and
this causes many to believe in Jesus. At this dinner Martha was
serving. This was consistent with her temperament Mary, being
consistent with her temperament, worshipped in the form of pour an
expensive ointment on Jesus' feet and then wiped them with her hair.
Given that Mary possessed this quantity of expensive ointment it is
probably safe to assume that the home was very nice.
points noted about some who were at this dinner.
seems to be a low key kind of individual. We understand that the
chief priests were planning to kill Lazarus because of his being
raised from the dead.
the one who would betray Jesus, was the one who raised concern about
Mary wasting this expensive oil on anointing Jesus' feet when it could
have been sold for about a years worth of wages and given to the
poor. The oil may have been worth 300 pieces of silver yet he
was willing to betray the Lord for 30 pieces of silver. The
scriptures also state that he helped himself to the money bag he was
Anointing of Jesus.
first anointing of the Lord is recorded in Luke 7:36. The women
who anoints Jesus seems to be the least of this world. Her
anointing His feet points to the redemption of sinners.
second anointing of Jesus feet is in today's message from John
12:3. Her anointing is an act or worship.
third anointing of Jesus is recording in Matthew 26:7. Here, a
women anoints Jesus head with an alabaster flask of very costly
fragrant oil. This anointing was for His burial.
to seize the day. We do not know how many remain. Focus on
what is important.