God Chasers Daily Devotion-#33-Lovin On Jesus!!!

Your brokenness is a sweet-smelling savor to God. He collects every tear that drips from your chin and flows from the corners of your eyes. The Bible says that He has a bottle of memories to hold every tear you’ve shed (see Ps. 56:8). He loves you, so steal away to your secret prayer place and pull out that “alabaster box” of precious anointing you’ve been saving for such a time as this. Break it at His feet and say, “Jesus, I love You more than anything. I’ll give up anything; I’ll go anywhere. I just want You, Lord.”
(The God Chasers, 129)

Reflection By Pastor Kevin

John 12:1  Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
John 12:2  There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
John 12:3  Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment
Luke 7:36  And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
Luke 7:37  And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
Luke 7:38  And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Here we see a woman named Mary. A common person. A sinner. Coming to a place where Jesus was dining with The Pharisees, the religious elite. She did not come to eat dinner. She did not come for anything for herself. She came with one purpose and one purpose only. To love on Jesus! She washed his feet with her tears of repentance, wiped his feet with her hair and poured her ointment form her alabaster box. This ointment was precious and expensive. That was not important to her. All that mattered to her was to be at the master's feet. When she poured her ointment on His feet the fragrance filled the room. I believe it was not just the fragrance of the ointment but also the sweet fragrance of her worship filled the room. Let us be like Mary and bring ourselves to the feet of the Lord, laying down all that is precious and worship Him.
This woman got ridiculed and judged for her actions because she was a sinner. Jesus pointed out to the owner of the house that he had not done what was a common practice when a guest entered the house. It was common tradition to wash a visitors feet when they entered the house. This was because people walked in bare feet or open toed sandles. Walknig through the dusty roads, sometimes the occasional Camel dung. This woman washed His feet and then wiped off the smell & filth of the world of her saviors feet feet with her hair. Then she exchanged that smell and filth with a beautiful smelling ointment and the fragrance of her worship. Oh he she loved on Jesus!
In the tabernacle we find right before the veil that enters the Holy Place we find the incense altar. This altar was always kept burning and incense was continually placed on it to fill the place with a sweet aroma filled smoked that filled the air and the Holy Place. This altar is symbolic of prayers of the people being presented before God, Let our worship nd our prayers through our brokenness before the Lord fill the air with a sweet aroma. Let our worship and prayers fill the corridors of Heaven with a sweet aroma pleasing to the Lord. Most of all let us become broken before the Lord and Love on Jesus! (P.K.)

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