Emanna for 08/11/2020

Loved by the Disciples

Bible Verses

Matt 26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, (7) A woman came to Him, having an alabaster flask of ointment of great value, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at table. (8) But when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, Why this waste? (9) For this could have been sold for much and given to the poor. (10) But Jesus, knowing it, said to them, Why do you trouble the woman? She has done a noble deed to Me. (11) For the poor you have with you always, but you do not always have Me.

Words of Ministry

Two of those who loved
[the Lord]
were Simon the leper and Mary, the woman who poured the oil upon His head. A leper signifies a sinner. Simon, as a leper, must have been healed by the Lord. Being grateful to the Lord and loving Him, he spread a feast in his house for the Lord and His disciples in order to enjoy His presence. A saved sinner would always do this. He opened his home, spread a feast, and invited the Lord and all those who loved Him. The disciples considered Mary's love offering to the Lord a waste. Throughout the past twenty centuries, thousands of precious lives, heart treasures, high positions, and golden futures have been wasted upon the Lord Jesus. To such lovers He is altogether lovely and worthy of their offering. What they have poured upon Him is not a waste, but a fragrant testimony of His sweetness. In verse 11 the Lord said to the indignant disciples, "For the poor you have with you always, but you do not always have Me." This indicates that we must love the Lord and grasp the opportunity to express our love to Him.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Matthew, pp. 785. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/14/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.