A Few Thoughts From: Matthew 26

I have always been impressed with the Lord’s words concerning an act of devotion by a woman (26:11). What impresses me most is how Mark records it. “She has done what she could” (Mark 14:8).  It may be that some saints feel as if they can do nothing in comparison with other saints; I would encourage them, however, to not make such comparisons. It is not a matter of what one can do in comparison with another, but did she (he) do what he (she) could do?

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It is terribly unfortunate if one thinks that because we have the poor with us always that somehow justifies not tending to the needs of those saints who are poor.

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Would you betray the Son of Man for a month’s wage, as Judas did? When the Lord said to his disciples that one around the table was actually guilty (26:23) no one could possibly understand such an egregious act being contemplated, so they ask the Lord “Is it I?” Judas asked the same question. I wonder why? Was his guilt so over-powering that in order to alleviate any suspicion by the others he asked the Lord the same? I suspect that is the case. How disappointed, dispiriting, and sunk he felt when the Lord replied!

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