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. John 12:3
In Mary’s heart, Jesus was worth it.
Her heart of love and worship for the Savior flowed out in an expression of expensive giving and humble service.
She loved Him so much, she could not help but break open the expensive perfume so she could anoint His feet.
Do our lives reflect this kind of loving worship for the Savior? Do our songs flow from hearts that are overwhelmed by His worth?
Lord Jesus, deepen my love for You.
In preparation for Sunday worship (and more importantly, a life of worship), spend some time “at Jesus’ feet” and “hear His word,” as Mary had done (Luke 10:39). Read His Word, and allow Him to transform your heart into one of intense love for Him. See Him as He is and value Him for what He is worth.
What does costly worship look like in our lives?