KEY SCRIPTURE: John 12:5 KJV: Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

When Mary Magdalene anointed Jesus’ feet with the very costly ointment, Judas commented as follows, Joh 12:5 KJV” Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?” He said it was a waste of money for that ointment to be poured on Jesus. What he said appeared to be a good thought, yet the bible explained further that, he said so, because he kept the money bag of the group, and used to steal some of it. Besides his intention being wrong, it was an inditement on the wisdom of Jesus for allowing such a ‘wastage’ on Him. It further exposes the level of spirituality he was. Judas was carnal in many respects.

In the first place, how could he accuse the Lord of allowing a misuse of something, that could be of benefit to the poor? The position and carnality of Judas are, unfortunately, the condition of many Christians who have not allowed the scriptures to rule their hearts. These are the people who consider it a wastage to invest money to hold crusades, for the salvation of souls. Such people see everything wrong, with their church, organising continuous fasting programs. The worse of it is when they raise their voice against the church organising, continuously witnessing outreaches. They see nothing wrong with holding picnics, and other social activities. I do not say, these social activities are wrong, my point is, such people will quickly oppose spiritual activities, but are ready to participate in party sessions and other social programs of the church.

Sadly, these kinds of brethren, never join in general church, or group fasting, and are mostly absent from church activities. Dear one, if you find yourself in such a condition, then you are backsliding, and carnality is eating you up. Check yourself, you would find out that, your desire to read the bible is gone. Your desire to pray is also dying. Nothing urges you to win others for Jesus. Dear one if these descriptions fit your state, then be humble and call on the Lord to forgive you, and also repent from that state.


Thank you, heavenly Father, for your love and the truth of your word. I submit myself to whatever you say. I choose to live according to your word and abstain from every form of carnality. I allow the word to rule my life



Rom 8:7 KJV” Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”

Phi 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: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)”


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