KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 27:55 KJV” And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:”
The Lord died on the cross, yet the women who had followed Him in His ministry, did not abandon Him. They followed but stayed far behind. Why did they stay far behind? Was it because of the presence of the Roman soldiers? I think they kept that distance because Jesus was crucified naked, and it was unethical for women to look on the nakedness of a man they respected and loved so dearly. This also showed the extend to which our master suffered and was disgraced for us. (Isaiah 53;3) The Lord was despised and disgraced so we would be honoured.
These women according to the bible followed from Galilee. The ministered or served the Lord with the money. Luke 8:3 KJV” And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.”
These women had an unyielding love for the master. Women are naturally more passionate than men. In most homes the women tend to be more godly than the men. Most godly children have been raised by either their mothers or grand mothers. A number of men do play quite significant roles, yet the table tilts more towards women, in their love and commitment to the master. Dear brother, do you love the Lord?
These women came to the sepulchre and beheld where he was laid. Luke 23:53 &54. They went and prepared spices to embalm him before the sabbath. Dear one, how much do you love the master? Do you follow Jesus for what you would get from Him or for the great love He has shown you. In Luke 8:2, The scripture said, these ladies were delivered of devils and experienced various blessings from the Lord. They were faithful unto Him even in His trying moments. There are certain individuals who even stop going to church because they have what they were seeking from the Lord. Please don’t deceive yourself, we do not follow the Lord for things we follow Him because of Himself.
THOUGHT: LOVE THE LORD MORE THAN THE THINGS HE GIVES.
John 14:21 KJV “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him”.
Philip 3:18 KJV” (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:”