April 20, 2022

A Memorial

But when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work for Me. Matthew 26:10

A good work.  That is what Jesus said about the women who poured out the costly oil on Him.  As I read this scripture, I was instantly reminded of many other scriptures about “good works.”  We know that good works do not save us or bring us into the presence of God, only the blood of Jesus can do that.  However, this passage says that this woman’s good work will be told as a memorial to her.  I wonder how many good works will be told as a memorial to me and you? 

Below is a short list of “good work” scriptures to consider just how important good works are to our heavenly Father.  Certainly good works bless Him.

2 Corinthians 5:10 says that we will all be judged one day whether our works were good or bad.

James 2:26 says faith without (good) works is dead.

Titus 2:7 tells us that we should live by a pattern of good works

Titus 3:1 says we are to be ready for every good work

James 3:13 says wisdom and understanding is show by doing good works with meekness.

Ephesians 2:10 states that we were created for the purpose of good works.

Today I want to encourage you to watch for those good works that God planned for your life.  He has set up opportunities for you to be a blessing to others.  Begin to recognize when those moments are in front of you and don’t pass them by.  Take the time to be a blessing to others and you will be a blessing to your Father in heaven.  Let your works be a memorial to you for good and they will be an eternal reward when you are finished in this world.

Today’s scripture reading: Matthew 26:6-13

6 And when Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, 

7 a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table. 

8 But when His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? 

9 For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to the poor.”

10 But when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work for Me. 

11 For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always. 

12 For in pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for My burial. 

13 Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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