When Jesus demanded voluntary poverty of the rich young man, the young man knew that his only choices were obedience or disobedience… Continue reading “Simple obedience”
While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 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.
When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” (Matt. 26:6-13, NIV) Continue reading “Living life fully committed”
Reading for today:
Psalm 31, 35
1 Cor. 14:1-19
Death and suffering aren’t “fun” to deal with in our lives, but deal with them we must. Continue reading “We don’t do good with death”
Jesus goes right after our idols. He goes after our treasures. He need full surrender, not just correct answers.
Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Mark 10:21, NIV)