Thursday, August 5, 2010

Simon Says, Go to the Chief Priests

Mat 26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
Mat 26:7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
Mat 26:8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
Mat 26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
Mat 26:10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
Mat 26:11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
Mat 26:12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
Mat 26:13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
Mat 26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
Mat 26:15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
Mat 26:16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

One of the disciples was incensed that this woman used this extremely pricey ointment on the Lord. In fact, it ticked him off so much that he went to the religious leaders to sell out the Lord.

You know who that betrayer was. It was the treasurer, Judas. But do you know that this took place in his home? Did you realize that Simon, the leper who had been cleansed, was Judas' dad?

Imagine, Simon had a death sentence. Even though he was a mighty big man, he was cut down to size by leprosy. He had been banished by this disease. Now, he got his life back, his family, his status. How could Judas be so ungrateful?

What a tremendously bizzare occurance in his own home!

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