Mat 26:7 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.
Mat 26:8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
Mat 26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
It is hard to even imagine the lords disciples being indigent about this, we are not talking about new saints, this was right before Jesus was crucified, so they had walked with their master 3 years, what did they learn, so much was taught them, so many miracles.
Peter answered Jesus when Jesus asked, who do you say I am, Peter said, ‘you are the Christ, the son of the living God’.
This confession-revelation was given by the spirit of God himself, that Jesus was God in the flesh, that Jesus was indeed the long awaited messiah.
Understanding this, and later when Peter denied Jesus in fear for his own life, we learn a lesson.
First, the Greek sheds a lot of light on what the disciples felt, Indignation is not strong enough to convey what the disciples felt as their messiah, and God was being given this anointing oil, for his burial. A gift, a precious one at that.
From ἄγαν agan (much) and ἄχθος achhos̄ (grief; akin to the base of G43); to be greatly afflicted, that is, (figuratively) indignant: - be much (sore) displeased, have (be moved with, with) indignation.
agkos (a bend, “ache”); an arm (as curved): - arm.
They felt greatly afflicted, very sore, like an Ache from a bent arm, lit. pained.
This is hard to accept they would, or could, feel such a way.
It was Jesus who was about to feel pain, and feel affliction. They were, as many Christians are today, blinded by legalistic works, and blinded by what offended them.
Jesus had to tell Peter at one time when he said Jesus would not die, ‘get thee behind me Satan’. The lord tells us that at times, we are so off base, so against his will, we want it our way.
The disciples, esp. Judas the betrayer, wanted to see Jesus set up his kingdom than and there, overthrow the Roman occupation and set up his earthly kingdom. What we want is not always, rarely, what the lord wants.
The lord put up with being betrayed, the devil speaking through Peter, always unbelief, and bickering, who will be the greatest in position with Jesus, on and on.
Sadly in many Churches and Christians this is still the case. Who wants to be the greatest, who wants what they want now, this is why the word of faith, prosperity doctrine is so popular, people want it easy, they want fast food discipleship, painless Christianity and blessing, miracles, healings and lots of money.
If you are stuck in any of this you are like the early disciples, it is true, they did not yet fully understand and were not yet filled with the holy spirit. That changed everything, almost.
Paul had to rebuke Peter face to face for acting like and eating with gentiles, but when the Jews came he separated himself and it caused Barnabas, the son of encouragement, to fall into Peters sin.
This was well after Peter was filled with the sprit and after he was sent to the house of Cornelius, of the Italian band, a gentile, the spirit fell, the Italians were saved and thus Peter was used, against his will, remember he was on the tanners roof top when he was given the vision of a lot of unclean non- kosher food, and the lord said eat, Peter said no way, this food is unclean, the vision came again and still Peter resisted.
How often are we like these Disciples and Apostles? how often do we say no to the lord, his word, his will, how are we made indignant when one of his children are blessed, do we rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep, or are we filled with envy, jealously and no compassion?
We must examine our heart and see if we are indeed saved, living for the lord and loving our fellow man.
This has become a very hardhearted group of believers now days. It shows just on this one ministry alone, to the many readers. The word said it would be such.
I see it every day, it is as Christians are just stuck on them selves, they care only about their family, and no one else.
This beloved should not be, a lack of prayer no outreach, no mission giving, like this mission, a big fat zero, as 1Corthians teaches, without love, all else means nothing, adds up to nothing.
Be warned dear reader this un-Christ like walk , even with the lords remnant, must be dealt with , behold he stands at the door, he has been knocking and telling you things to do, and things not to do, but many just stand in indignation, in literal pain over the very lord we are to worship and adore.
If we cannot have this towards Jesus, we will not have it towards other humans, and if you praise the lord with your mouth and speak evil of your brethren, you do see, how is the lord in you, beloved this should not be, as we read in James.
With the very same mouth, we praise the lord; we turn around and are indignant with our brethren, what you do to the least of these you have done to me.
I have accepted the fact no one is involved anymore, after 2 years I have learned a lot from this site.
I understand people just will not help in finances, the reason, it is a heart issue and my hands are clean, I care not anymore, I give you to Jesus, many need to repent, have a right spirit and get a new heart, the hour is late and the lord is still saying, watchmen what of the night, watchmen what of the night.
The watchmen, the Bride is fast asleep, carried away with the cares and worries of their own life, and are in indignation toward the lord, others, and ministries that are speaking the truth in love.
I hope someone was spoken to by this, is anyone convicted by this word? I tell you now this word is from the throne.