Daily Devotionals

July 25th, 2023

Read ‭‭John‬ ‭12‬:‭1‬-‭8‬:

“Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”” NIV


When Mary anoints Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume, she displays her deep devotion and love for Him. This teaches us the significance of expressing our love and reverence for Christ through acts of worship, even if they may be seen as extravagant or unconventional by others.

What can we do that demonstrates our deep devotion to Jesus?

Pray: “Father God, while Jesus is not with me in the flesh to anoint, please reveal to me how I can show my devotion to Him through acts of worship.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.