THURSDAY, JUNE 20
Scripture: John 12:1-6
In John 12:1-6 are told, “Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, ‘Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?’ This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.” Here is a woman Jesus chose to be His friend and disciple. Both Mary and Judas fulfilled prophetic purposes from hearts that were dramatically opposite. I can’t even imagine those two walking together, but Christ had relationship with both. Who chooses such people but God? Who will test us by putting us in charge to see if we will overcome our flesh or yield to it? Only God chooses a thief and makes him a treasurer! I wonder if the other disciples complained about Judas?