Can We Waste Things on the Lord?

Is what we give to honor the Lord a waste? Some people thought so during the days of His ministry. A woman brought very expensive oil and anointed the head of Jesus with it. “But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and said, ‘Why was this fragrant oil wasted? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.’ And they criticized her sharply” (Mark 14:4-5).
Did not her critics believe that the Lord could replace what was spent on Him that they might have something to give to the poor? How could they criticize a woman for using something very valuable to show her thoughts about the Lord Jesus Christ, the Maker of heaven and earth?
Do you have a habit of criticizing people? Be careful that in your criticisms you do not end up criticizing something the Lord approves.

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Don Ruhl

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