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All I Can Do

Mark 14:6-8 (NKJV)
6 But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me. 7 For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always. 8 She has done what she could.

This is the story of the woman with the alabaster flask of perfumed oil who anointed Jesus.

"She has done a good work for Me...She has done what she could." Amidst all the call to social justice, Jesus is before us. There are "good works," "mitzvahs," that God even "prepared beforehand that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10) that we should be doing. But there is a good work for me to do: to come and worship Jesus.

I was so convicted this morning reading what Jesus said about this woman: "She did what she could." The implication I get is that this woman considered every option, considered every offering, and determined her best to bring to the Lord. I don't what to be known as a man who gives what is convenient, or easy. Whether it is 5 loaves and 2 fish like the little boy, or the expensive perfume that made up this woman's net worth, I want to to give all that I can in worship to the Lord. The ultimate good work is to acknowledge God's worth. The only way to do that is to give all that I can to Him.

Lord, you are all. There is no gift, no action, no response that can ever measure, that would ever qualify. But that's not what you require. So I will give what I am able - not the minimum, but the maximum. All that I can I give to you.


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