Worship From An Alabaster Flask Part 1
Alabaster Flask Worship is worship from deep within the recess of the Spirit, it’s not for show off but the glorification of God. It is an overflow from within a heart that is pouring itself before God.
There two accounts of women breaking alabaster flask of costly ointment onto Jesus. The first one is the account of Luke which happened at the start of Jesus’ ministry and the other account was 2 days before Jesus was crucified in a village called Bethany in the house of Simon the Leper.
Today we start our story in Luke 7: 36-50 where Jesus is just starting ministry and this account of Mark puts Jesus in the house of Simon the Pharisee.
A woman who is considered to be a prostitute this is seen in the way they labeled her to Jesus and this woman burst into the room full of Pharisees and Jesus disciples who are reclining at the table eating and she had with her an alabaster box of ointment.
She came to Jesus and worshipped him without words
They say the things we do on the outside are a true reflection of what is within our hearts. This means that this woman had washed Jesus feet, anointed them, wet his feet with her tears many times before in her heart within her house before she was able to do upon His feet. Your worship is a true reflection of the condition of your heart.
I truly believe that this woman had thought about doing this act in her life, she thought about the shame that it could bring her, she thought through it before and (when she knew that Jesus sat at) she seized the opportunity and she ran. She wasn’t worried about people’s reaction all she desired was to glorify Jesus. She wasn’t qualified to worship but God qualified her
She did a significant thing in the bible as she anointed Jesus ministry placing and validating it with honour, brokenness, beauty and affection in it. She did an extraordinary thing and if a sinner can bring such worship before God what kind of worship are we to bring, us the saved ones who are called of the Lord.
I pray that God opens our eyes to know how to worship Him as he is meant to be worshipped to bring brokenness, humility, honour and beauty into his presence and at his feet all the days of our lives.
"Worship Him In The Beauty Of His Holiness"