Faith In action ‘In The Understanding’

Days before Christ Jesus was to be crucified on the cross. Mary, sister of Martha and Lazarus, took a pound of fragrant oil–pure and expensive, and anointed the feet of Jesus. John 12 verse 1 to 7:

This gesture of using the perfume made Judas Iscariot {The One who would betray Jesus} very angry. Judas looked after the money, but he had ‘stinking thinking’ {not because of the smell of the perfume}, Judas was always looking at what effected him.

Judas was following Jesus, because he believed Jesus was going to deliver the people from the Roman oppression. Jesus did come to deliver, but it was us all from the power of sin.

The use of the perfume, made Judas fume. He was seemingly worried about the financial side, and couldn’t see the wood for the trees so to speak. Judas’s excuse to why he was angry, was because he believed the money could have been better spent, and the center of his excuse was the poor. The poor were only in this case a justification for his excuse, as to why he was upset.

Jesus replies to Judas excuse, by saying the poor will always be with us. and ‘stinking thinking’ about what Jesus, said is still around today. ‘Stinking Thinking’ again would have us all believe, the poor will be around for all time, but Jesus was only answering Judas frankly.

Here is that scripture: V8: ” For you {Judas} will always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me”. Clarification of the stinking thinking, Judas would not always have Jesus because he was to betray Him.

But to those who know and accept who Christ Jesus is, and what He has done for us, Jesus speaks to us: Matthew 28 verse 19 and 20:

V19: “Go therefore, and make disciple of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit”

V 20: “teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, to the end of the age”

Faith looks at things differently:

2 Corinthians 8 verse 9: 

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: although He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by poverty you might become rich”.

Psalm 37 verse 25:  “I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous abandoned or His children begging for bread”.

Philippians 4 verse12 and 13:

v 12: “I  know how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well-fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need”.

V13: “I am able to do all things through Him, Who strengthens me”.

Faith looks at things differently; Philippians 4 verse 19:

“And My God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus”. 

Faith also has actions;

Matthew 25 verse 35 and 36:

V 35: “For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave m something to drink:.

v36: I was naked and you clothed Me; I as sick and you took care of Me; I was in prison and you visited Me”.

It has been said if you feed a man a fish, he will be hungry again, if you teach Him how to fish, he will be able to feed himself, This is not saying not to help those in need, It is saying we know the Answer and He is Our Lord, Our Redeemer and Our Friend, introduce Him, and let the transformation that has started in our lives flow to  the lives of other also.

‘Stinking thinking’ will find excuses, faithful thinking shares The Answer.

God Bless.

O F J.

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