Let's pick up where we left off in our Tell me the story of Jesus
adventure ... Jesus told his disciples that in two days was the Feast
of the Passover, and the Son of man (Jesus) is to be betrayed and to
be crucified. Can you imagine the confusion? Keep that in mind as we
continue the Alabaster Box of Ointment of Spikenard Bible search for
Meanwhile, the chief priests, scribes and elders of the people
gathered in the palace of the high priest named Caiaphas. They
conspired that they would take Jesus by trickery and kill Him. But
they said, Not on the feast day, or else there will be an uproar
among the people.
There was a Pharisee named Simon who was a leper, and He invited
Jesus to come to his house and eat with him. (Prepare for the The
Alabaster Box of Ointment of Spikenard Bible story.) Jesus went to
Simon's home and sat down to eat, when a woman in the city, who was a
sinner, brought an alabaster box of ointment (perfume) to Simon's
house when she heard that Jesus was eating there. She stood at His
feet behind Him weeping, and started to wash His feet with tears,
then she wiped them with her hair, kissed His feet, then anointed
them with the ointment and the house was filled with the scent of the
Here is the Alabaster Box of Ointment of Spikenard Bible debate ...
Judas Iscariot, who would later betray Jesus said, Why wasn't this
ointment sold for three hundred pence and given to the poor? Judas
said this, not because he cared about the poor, but rather because he
was a thief, and he took care of the money matters among the
Apostles. Other Apostles did however murmur about what a waste it was
When Simon saw this, he thought to himself, This man, if He were a
prophet, would have known that this woman touching Him is a sinner.
Jesus said, Simon, I have something to say to you. Simon said,
Master, say it.
Time for the Alabaster Box of Ointment of Spikenard Bible parable ...
Jesus then told this parable: There was a certain creditor who had
two debtors. One owed five hundred pence and the other owed fifty.
When they had nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Tell me then,
which of them will love him most?
Simon answered, I suppose the one that he forgave the most. Jesus
said, You've judged right. Then Jesus turned to the woman and said to
Simon, Do you see this woman? I entered into your house and you gave
me no water for my feet, but she's washed my feet with tears, and
wiped them with her hair.
You gave me no kiss, but since the time I came in, this woman hasn't
stopped kissing my feet. You didn't anoint my head with oil, but this
woman has anointed my feet with ointment. So, I say to you, Her sins,
which are many, are forgiven; because she showed much love, but to
whom little is forgiven, they show little love.
The Alabaster Box of Ointment of Spikenard Bible blessing ... Jesus
said to the woman, Your sins are forgiven. The people who ate with
Him wondered to themselves, Who does He think He is, forgiving sins
also? Jesus said to the woman, Your faith has saved you, go in peace.
Jesus also said to have this story told every time the Gospel was
shared as to honor this woman for what she had done.
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.
So, who is this woman? Let's take a little Alabaster Box of Ointment
of Spikenard Bible field trip, shall we? It is certain that her name
was Mary. Many believe that it was Mary Magdalene and even some
Christian Movies such as "Jesus Of Nazareth" portray Mary Magdalene
as being the one who did this. At any rate, Jesus found it to be so
special of a deed, that it was to be shared every time the
Gospel was shared ...
11:1-2 it is noted that Mary, the sister of Martha
anointed Jesus' feet with ointment and wiped His feet with her hair,
however there may have been more than one instance where a woman
named Mary washed Jesus' feet with her tears and dried them with her
hair, as there were many women named Mary at that time and many women
followed Jesus and attended Him.
The Alabaster Box of Ointment of Spikenard Bible Warning ... If you
ever find yourself judging what a person deserves because of their
sinfulness, this is the parable to remember. Always put yourself in
someone else's shoes before you're quick to decide who's worthy of
the Lord's forgiveness. It's not our place to judge.
If you look into your own life and your own sins, you'll find it
true, that when you did something worse, you were more thankful for
the Lord's grace than when you did something minor. In any case,
praise the Lord for His mercy, no matter who He bestows it upon.
Again ... Make sure you share the Alabaster Box of Ointment of
Spikenard Bible story every time you share the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. The precious ointment is now the Holy
Spirit being poured into your life.
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Spikenard Bible Resources
Bible Verse Study ... The Costly Oil Of Spikenard In The Bible - Spikenard is a plant that grows only in the Himalaya mountains of India and Nepal. Mary's fragrant oil of spikenard was a rare, imported product in Israel.
Crosswalk.com ... 3 Lessons We Can Learn from Mary Anointing Jesus' Feet. The Bible story of how Mary anoints Jesus' feet with perfume (in John 12:1-8) describes wholehearted devotion to a loving God.
Got Questions ... What is an alabaster box? The Bible speaks of an alabaster box in two separate incidents involving women who brought ointment in the box to anoint Jesus. The fact that all four gospels include a similar but not identical account (with three of the passages mentioning an alabaster box of ointment) has given rise to a certain amount of confusion about these incidents.
Holy Spirit ... Alabaster Box of Ointment and Spikenard Bible Story - The Holy Spirit is one of the most awesome gifts you will ever receive or share when trying to understand what you read in the Bible. And speaking of awesome gifts, the Lord received a Spiritual gift from a woman and afterward Jesus said that her story should be shared every time the Gospel is told.
Knowing Jesus ... Spikenard in the Bible (5 instances) 'Spikenard' in the Bible ... While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
OpenBible.info ... What Does the Bible Say About The Alabaster Box? Matthew 26:6-13 Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me.
Pinterest ... Alabaster Box of Ointment from www.pinterest.com - See more ideas about alabaster box, christian art, Jesus. ... And behold a woman, which was a sinner, brought an alabaster box of ointment.
Wikipedia ... Spikenard, also called nard, nardin, and muskroot, is a class of aromatic amber-colored essential oil derived from Nardostachys jatamansi, a flowering plant
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