02/08/19 — Matt 25:31-26:13; Psalm 31:9-18; Proverbs 8:12-13
Matthew 26: 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.”
The disciples still did not fully understand the depth of Jesus’s love for mankind nor the sacrifice that would be made for all of us. If they had I do not think they would have been haggling over the “high price” of a perfume that Jesus said was applied in preparation of His death.
And with this thought I mind I was reminded of a passage from 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 — 9 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Indeed, what a high price!