KEY SCRIPTURE: John 12:7 KJV “Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.”
Judas ignorantly and carnally accused Mary Magdalene of wasting a very costly ointment. He claimed the ointment could have been sold and the proceeds given to the poor. The Lord quickly corrected him that, he was wrong. He revealed to him, the hidden reason for which God led her to do it. She was selfless about the whole thing. She loved much and so wanted to give her best. Her sincere heart placed her in the center of the will of God to anoint the body of Jesus for His burial.
True love is not selfish. It does not seek her own way, but joyfully, gives. Love does not give to take advantage of the receiver. Love does not make mistakes. Love functions on sincere motives, with no selfish intentions. God always sees the heart condition and weighs every intention from that position. Love is the basic essence of life. It gives meaning to life.1Jn 3:14 KJV “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.”. Decide never to give place to selfishness and the taking advantage of others. To live that way is to live in death.
Judas set himself on the path of destruction by choosing to be selfish. He lived with his personal interest and expressed false positive concerns. All were intended to gain an advantage to steal In the long run he ended up betraying the Lord, which complicated matters for him to commit suicide. The path of love is a sure path to avoid errors and ultimate regrets. Creation was designed to sustain itself by freely giving whatever the creator adorned it with. When man decided to be selfish, then creation went on the path of self-destruction. Get back to love and become truly free.
God, my Father is love, and so love is my nature. I joyfully express my love for all people. Hatred and selfishness are poison to the human soul and kills all who live by them. I refuse to be selfish or hate my neighbour. I am forever alive because I abide in love.
THOUGHT: A LOVING HEART IS GOD’S INSTRUMENT, BRINGING ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS OF OTHERS.
1Jn 3:18 KJV “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.’
1Co 13:3 KJV “And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.”