What is beautiful to you?
What is something you have that you can simply bring to Jesus?
What about yourself do you feel is unworthy to bring to the Lord? What is stopping you from bringing those things to God?
What about yourself do you compare or compete with other people? What makes you feel like you have to compete?
Slowly read through Matthew 26:6-13
While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
Picture yourself in the woman’s place. What do you think she was feeling while sitting at the feet of Jesus?
The woman was criticized for wasting something as valuable as perfume, but Jesus’ response indicated that the woman herself was of much higher value than perfume. When have you felt undervalued by others based on what you bring to the table?
How can we hear the truth of Jesus louder than the criticism we feel from others?
Make The Change
What can you do for the people in your life to serve them and remind them that what they have is beautiful?