Extravagant Giving

Matthew 25:40

“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” (KJV)

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There is a woman in the Bible who did a very unusual thing. She poured perfume on the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair.

The people in the room were indignant, insisting the perfume should have been sold and the money given to the poor. Jesus responded, “You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.” He was moved by her loving gesture.

Today we can give to the poor and Jesus will accept it as an offering to him. When we give to others, lovingly, generously, whole-heartedly and without expecting anything in return, we are doing what this woman did. She, figuratively, poured out her love for Christ.

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.” Col 3:22,23 (NKJV)

Prayer–Jesus, we want to love you with total abandon. Help us to see how we can show the world our love for you. Amen.


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