A wise woman

RE Verse reading–Mark 14:1-9 (day seven)
“She broke the jar and poured the perfume on His head.”  (vs 3)  Wisdom is different than knowledge.  Wisdom is the ability to use right information (knowledge) to make right choices.  Mary was, by this definition, a wise woman.  Over three years, she learned to listen carefully to Jesus.  She didn’t have perfect choices.  No circumstance ever presents perfect choices.  She did see, however, that the best choice, given His coming death, was to love Christ.  To communicate her love to Christ.  To go public.  Even at great cost.  There were (and are) many who will second-guess such a public declaration.  One charactersitic of wisdom is the ability to remember whose approval ultimately matters.  Proverbs 31 says, “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in WISDOM. . .Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord shall be praised.”  (31:25-26, 30)  True.  Still true.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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