Give It All

“6While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.

8When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9“This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”

10Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11The poor you will always have with you,a but you will not always have me. 12When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” ~Matthew 26

Give it all

Up to the LORD

Give it all up

You are urged by inner calling

To give it all up

.

The people

Around you

They criticize

They ostracize you

The people

Around you

They see the good

That would have done

If you hadn’t wasted it all

All of it

On the LORD

.

You feel the doubt

You feel the shame

What had possessed you

To behave that way?

You feel the doubt

You feel the shame

Wouldn’t God have been

More please with you

If you’d performed

As they said?

.

“Leave her alone

She has done a beautiful thing

Preparing for my burial

Leave her alone

The poor are always with you

But I

Will be leaving soon.”

That’s what the LORD said

That’s what the LORD said

.

Leave it alone

Don’t please men

You have done a beautiful thing

For Me

For the LORD

Give it all to Him

Without Him life is meaningless

It is better to give it all

To Him

He is worth it

He is worth all the criticism of the world

Give it all up

Money, fame, life

Give it all up to Him

He knows what is best for you

He will see you through

Give it all up

To Him

~

“7The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.” ~Mark 14:7

“There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.” ~ Deuteronomy 15:11

“18When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. 19Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”

20Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

21Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

22But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” ~Matthew 8

“41Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.

43Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” ~Mark 12

Z’28Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” ~Matthew 10

“1Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” ~Romans 12:2

“17If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.” James 4

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