Daily Reflections

Give It Away

November 17, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

A woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured it on his head. —Mark 14:3

Mary of Bethany loved Jesus deeply. The greatest expression of her love was when she anointed the feet of Jesus with a pound of costly ointment. Those who observed were indignant. How fanatical! Such a waste, they thought. But what could be more wasteful than to lavish such costly gifts on ourselves? Unfortunately, the more we have, the more we think we need, the more we want, and the more those things begin to control our lives.

Years ago I decided that I didn’t want to own anything I didn’t need, unless it enabled me to invest more effectively in the kingdom of Christ. This is easier said than done! But I don’t want things to have a grip on my life. I continually look for ways to counter my natural bent toward covetousness by giving away items I don’t need. These are wonderful opportunities to prove my heart is surrendered to Jesus by faith and to consciously depend on Him to meet my needs.


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©2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Scripture taken from The CSB

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