Scriptures for Meditation

John 3:29 – He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. 

1 Samuel 16:7 – But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 

 

Bible Character for Study

Who: 

Mary of Bethany

How did Jesus relate to him/her?

Tenderly; as a lover of Him and of the Father.

He saw her heart and related to her in response to that.

What problem did she run into?  

The King was not receiving the adoration and worship He deserved. 

Her own heart grieved as it was moved by the love for the Bridegroom and longed to express that.

How was she healed?

Her heart was healed as she poured out the expensive perfume on Him. 

Her heart yearned for Him to have this experience, and for herself to get to participate in it for the Lord's sake.  

Tool(s) that got her there:

Revelation that Jesus was King, obedience to pour out the fragrant aroma around His feet, as was the custom for a king.  

What is God illustrating through her life?

How the Bride is moved by the Bridegroom, even to extravagant outpouring.

That the aroma of Christ will move with me everywhere, as He walks where I walk. This is my heart's delight, how I was created.

What is God teaching me through her life?