Reach The Heart Blog

Reach The Heart Moment: Don't Waste Your Life

Published on:
August 3, 2020

There is a story in the Bible about a woman who comes to Jesus’ disciples while they are in Bethany with an alabaster flask (which is a bottle of the most expensive perfume) and then proceeds to pour it on Jesus.

At that, the disciples and particularly Judas became indignant and wanted to know why Jesus would allow her to waste it in such a way, after all, the money from such a perfume was very valuable, worth about 1 years salary. Think how many poor people would benefit.

But Jesus responded to the disciples in Matthew 26:10-11 by saying:

“Why criticize this woman for doing such a good thing to me? You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.” (NLT)

And then Jesus says in verse 13:

“I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman’s deed will be remembered and discussed.” (NLT)

That same voice of Judas, that said the perfume was being wasted, is the same voice that today Satan uses to tell people to not waste the best years of their life on Jesus. That same voice of Judas who accused the woman of wasting such valuable property is the same voice that speaks out against you giving your best to Jesus today.

There is a perception that many people have today, that there will be plenty of time to follow Jesus when they are older and as a result, they waste some of the best years of their life listening to the wrong voice.

But remember, that same voice of Judas that expressed concern over the value of the perfume being wasted is the same voice that betrayed Jesus, stole from the money bag, and eventually destroyed himself.

For you and I today, Jesus is asking us to give Him the best we have, and the best any of us have to offer is a lifestyle that lives for Christ.

I’m Pastor Cal and I pray you reach a heart through this Reach the Heart Moment.

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