What Jesus Did! 'Why, if It Is for Me?' — Mark 14:6

Thursday, October 10, 2024

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But Jesus replied, "Leave [the woman who poured perfume on my head] alone. Why criticize her for doing such a good thing to me?"
— Mark 14:6 NLT

Key Thought

Like Jesus does so often in his earthly ministry, he protects a vulnerable person from criticism and attack and also finds a way to affirm and bless that person. He emphasizes the good this woman has done. May we be willing to do the same for others who are generous, kind, and loving to the Lord Jesus and to other people!

Today's Prayer

Gracious Father, open my eyes and help me see those who are doing good things in the name of Jesus. Use me to affirm their work and bring them a blessing. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 5:25-34
  • Luke 21:1-4
  • Mark 2:3-5


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Illustration of Mark 14:6 NLT — But Jesus replied, "Leave [the woman who poured perfume on my head] alone. Why criticize her for doing such a good thing to me?"

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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