Psalm 100: 1-2 : Juig tot eer van die Here, almal op aarde! Dien die Here met blydskap! Kom voor Hom met gejubel!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

“Wasteful efforts”?

The action of the woman we read about in Mat 26, who poured an alabaster box of very precious ointment on the head of Jesus, was called wasteful by the disciples. In the same way, one can talk about the actions of David and three of his mighty men (2 Sam 23) as wasteful. (read on)

1 comment:

  1. What has always caught my attention in the chapter on David’s Mighty Men, is the story about the three men who heard the King’s yearning for the clear water of Bethlehem... David longed for a refreshing drink from the well of his hometown, Bethlehem. The mighty three overcame the enemy and brought the water to David at great personal cost and in spite of overwhelming obstacles. They were not commanded to perform this deed. It was not a military duty. They acted out of love for their king. When David got the water, he did not drink it, but poured it out on the ground

    Similarly, our worship of the Lord should not be performed as a duty, but as an act of devotion because we love our King. True worship will involve time and effort and sacrifice, and sometimes the overcoming of great barriers that are thrown in our path by the enemy of our souls.