Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. Matthew 26:6-7
First lets notice where this event took place, at Simon The Leper house. People who had leprosy were considered unclean. Why would the Messiah be communing with this man? We see that Jesus is not only calling the righteous but the sinners!
Here we see a woman who pours a very expensive bottle of perfume on Jesus, what everyone didn’t realize is a revelation of the sacrifice Jesus was about to make for the world!
But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. Matthew 26:8-9
Notice the disciples reaction, they accused the woman of wasting the perfume! They said this is a waste of money! Really? These are the disciples of Christ and they believe the anointing of Jesus is a waste of money? Obviously they just were not getting it or understanding at the moment
How about in todays Church? Don’t we see the same thing with Christians, “why waste that money on the poor”, “why give any money at all” Whatever we believe is valuable today is just filthy rags compared to the glory of what we receive from our Lord Jesus Christ!
When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. Matthew 26:10-11
Now notice Jesus reaction, he rebukes the disciples! Obviously the disciples didn’t understand what Jesus was about to do for the world. As Jesus tells them “You will not have me always” Hint Hint…
For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. Matthew 26:12
Jesus makes a direct revelation here, she anointed his body for burial! This statement obviously went right over the heads of the disciples, as they didn’t understand Jesus is and would be our Lamb of God, who took away the sins of the world! Amen!