John 12: 3
” Mind Your Business ”
Mary of Bethany is one of the most beautiful characters in all of scripture. Mary the sister of Martha and brother was Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead. The first time we encounter Mary she is at Jesus feet listening to him. They rebuked her and Jesus said to them mind your own business. He said she has chosen the better. Meaning her desire was to be near her Lord and hanging onto his every word. Paul said in Philippians I just want to know him I will give everything up just to know him because Jesus is everything. Choosing the better that our choices in life good ones and bad ones choosing Jesus is never a bad choice. Jesus meant that those whose priorities and life is Christ the knowledge of him. Remember when Lazarus died Mary ran to Jesus when we sorrow and grieve our greatest Comfort is found in Jesus not your man not your woman not your drugs not your alcohol but in Jesus. When we place our hand in the nail-scarred hand we find comfort peace and security that’s why in Ps. 30:5
It says weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. In the text today here is Mary her third and counter with her Lord. A meal had been prepared at the home of Simon the leper undoubtedly one that was healed by Jesus at the table that was Lazarus he was there. You see when Jesus heals you should become a follower. Mary Brook open and alabaster jar poured a pint Chanel Number 5 white diamond Gucci on Jesus head and feet. The people got indignant they got beside themselves they said what a waste a year’s salary on Jesus. Jesus told them mind your own business what are you willing to give Jesus nothing that you give Jesus will be wasted. You see Mary knew something that they did not know she must had receive this Revelation when she was at Jesus feet while everyone else was busy it pays to listen to Jesus God will tell you some Secrets if you are not too busy when you help the homeless man God will speak through the homeless man when you stop by the crack house God will speak through the crack head if you’re stopped by The poorhouse God will speak through the poor man or woman yes that’s God speaking bringing you a new revelation how often do we miss spiritual truth because we are too busy we are too self focused. They called her crazy for worshiping God because she’s sacrifice one year worth of wages what are you willing to sacrifice Abraham gave up his son Mary gave up her money Jesus gave his life what are you willing to sacrifice. You know he’s worthy he is worthy what does god require of me yes for us to make a sacrifice he says in the Book of Romans make your body a Living Sacrifice he says be transformed by the renewing of your mind yes they said to marry you are crazy they call her nuts. Jesus said leave her alone mind your own business is he gone or appreciated her God love her she was Radical for Jesus. They told her we could have given that money to the poor now Judas was the one that was stealing money and now all of a sudden he has become righteous now the disciples could have been genuine in saying this because history says that they did save money for the poor but be careful when others tell you are crazy for paying your tithes when ever tells you are crazy forgiving at church all your time these people who tell you do not paying your money to the church if the same people who I ask you to borrow God’s money. We should stop giving people God’s money that won’t pay their time we should start giving people our time that won’t give God some of their time after all we represent God. God said mind your own business Mary has done a beautiful thing. Jesus said that the aroma from the perfume will pass but what Mary did will last forever what you do for God will last forever what is important in your life Jesus was important to Mary knew that Jesus would not be with us very long so she loved on Jesus while she could that’s a message for someone love while you can what is the greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart mind and soul and the second is like unto it love thy neighbor yes be careful when people say that you are nuts and you radical for God be careful because people will try to cut off your blessings be careful but people trying to shut you up when they tried to shut up blind man Bartimaeus, and he cried out some more Lord have mercy on me yeah tell your neighbor when it comes to Jesus mind your own business because what I do for Jesus he won’t let me give him what I do for Jesus you don’t do ten times more for me as a matter fact I owe it to him because he died for me yes mind your own business this is an A and B conversation just see your way out stop getting all in my Kool-Aid, I know you said don’t take all of that but you don’t know where he brought me from you don’t know how he saved my life you don’t know what he’s done for me yes it takes all of that then some.
To God be the Glory
Rev. Antonio Thomas