Love God, Hate Money Mt. 6 #4

24“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Matthew 6:24

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24“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Matthew 6:24

Love and hate are strong emotions! Christ’s command is to love Him and His children

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Luxury Perfume — Anointing of Jesus

Matthew 26:6-13 New Living Translation (NLT)

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had previously had leprosy. While he was eating,[a] a woman came in with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume and poured it over his head.

The disciples were indignant when they saw this. “What a waste!” they said. “It could have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor.”

10 But Jesus, aware of this, replied, “Why criticize this woman for doing such a good thing to me? 11 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me. 12 She has poured this perfume on me to prepare my body for burial. 13 I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman’s deed will be remembered and discussed.

Remembrance, criticism, discussion?

References & Reflections

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anointing_of_Jesus
[2] https://inspired2think.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/understanding-the-significance-of-jesus-being-anointed-by-oil/
[3] https://bible.org/article/anointing-bethany
[4] http://answersfromthebook.net/what-is-the-significance-of-anointing-the-feet-of-jesus/
[5] https://www.gotquestions.org/anointed.html
[6] https://www.biblestudy.org/question/woman-washing-jesus-feet-and-its-meaning.html
[7] https://mylordkatie.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/jesus-and-mary-of-bethany/
[8] http://yahwehishisname.blogspot.com/2013/08/study-of-mary-of-bethany.html
[9] http://pavilionedinpraise.blogspot.com/2009/08/letters-to-jesus-mary-of-bethany.html

Alabaster Girl — Anointing of Jesus

Matthew 26:6-13 New Living Translation (NLT)

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had previously had leprosy. While he was eating,[a] a woman came in with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume and poured it over his head.

The disciples were indignant when they saw this. “What a waste!” they said. “It could have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor.”

10 But Jesus, aware of this, replied, “Why criticize this woman for doing such a good thing to me? 11 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me. 12 She has poured this perfume on me to prepare my body for burial. 13 I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman’s deed will be remembered and discussed.

References & Reflections

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anointing_of_Jesus
[2] https://inspired2think.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/understanding-the-significance-of-jesus-being-anointed-by-oil/
[3] https://bible.org/article/anointing-bethany
[4] http://answersfromthebook.net/what-is-the-significance-of-anointing-the-feet-of-jesus/
[5] https://www.gotquestions.org/anointed.html
[6] https://www.biblestudy.org/question/woman-washing-jesus-feet-and-its-meaning.html
[7] https://mylordkatie.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/jesus-and-mary-of-bethany/
[8] http://yahwehishisname.blogspot.com/2013/08/study-of-mary-of-bethany.html
[9] http://pavilionedinpraise.blogspot.com/2009/08/letters-to-jesus-mary-of-bethany.html