The Worthiness of Jesus' Death

Read Matthew 26:1-16

J.I. Paker wrote: “those who suppose that the doctrine of God's grace tends to encourage moral laxity are simply showing that, in the most literal sense, they do not know what they are talking about. For love awakens love in return; and love, once awakened, desires to give pleasure.” The “very costly” act of devotion Mary exhibited in anointing Christ for his burial, demonstrated a heart that grasped the gospel love of Jesus dying on the cross.