Decisions, Decisions - Matthew 26

Thoughts from today’s reading of Matthew 26…

26:6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7 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. 8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9 “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”

If you’re like me, you’ve probably done something that seemed so right only to find out later that it was totally not what God had desired. It’s not that what I thought was right was bad or even wrong. In fact, what I did was oftentimes really good. Again, it’s just that it wasn’t what God desired.

Today’s text is a good example of that. I don’t think what the disciples said was bad or even wrong. At the same time, they were clearly off in their thinking. This really heightens my awareness of being even more vigilant about bringing to Jesus and seeking is voice regarding even the most seemingly obvious things that has to do with His Kingdom—not only because of our concerns about failure, but because we know that He cares about all things involving us. Take a good hard look at the things that need decisions in your life today and rather than simply making a choice (or procrastinating!), seek His voice—because He cares. #desiringGod2017

Love, Sam