Monday, July 17, 2017

John 12:1-5 (KJV) Why Jesus Didn’t…

John 12:1-5 (KJV)
Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.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.Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him,Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
This, to me, is an almost inconceivable event.They are sitting at a dining table with a man who had been dead and buried four days. They all know it. There were people coming just to see him. Jews were leaving their religion to follow Jesus because of him. The Pharisees were plotting to kill Lazarus and get rid of this, so very visible, proof of Christ’s deity.
I can’t imagine being in anything but awe.How could you talk or eat, let alone squabble over the woman and her alabaster box? I can only think of one reason; the people were so used to His miracles that they had become commonplace to them.
Imagine that!Imagine becoming used to Jesus’ miracles. It’s not that Jesus walked around throwing away miracles.
  • He did not heal every sick person. 
  • He did not resurrect everyone dead and buried. 
  • He did not give food to every hungry child 
  • He did not heal every cripple or calm every storm. 
But He did such amazing miracles frequently enough that the disciples were not shocked at them. On the other hand, neither did those miracles correct them.
  • They still bickered
  • They still misplaced priorities 
Ever wonder why Jesus doesn’t heal every cripple and resurrect every dead soul or feed every hungry person? It’s because that would not lead to correction. To take account of sin and to turn from it requires:
  • Believing faith
  • Enduring patience and 
  • Suffering difficulties
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John 12:1-5 (KJV) Why Jesus Didn’t…

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