D. Life's Issue and Multiplication
1. Life's Issue -- A House of Feasting
(a Miniature of the Church Life)
1 Then Jesus, six days before the aPassover, came to 1bBethany, where Lazarus was, cwhom Jesus had raised from the dead.
2 Therefore they made Him a supper there; and aMartha served, but Lazarus was one of the ones reclining at table with Him.
3 Then aMary took a 1pound of ointment, of very valuable pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the 2house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.
4 But aJudas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was about to betray Him, said,
5 Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred 1denarii and given to the poor?
6 But he said this not because it mattered to him concerning the poor, but because he was a thief, and aholding the purse, carried off what was put into it.
7 Then 1Jesus said, Leave her alone; she has reserved it for the day of My burial.
8 aFor the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me.
9 Then a great crowd of the Jews found out that He was there, and they came, not because of Jesus only, but that they might also see Lazarus, awhom He had raised from the dead.
10 And the chief priests took counsel to kill Lazarus also,
11 Because on account of him amany of the Jews went away and believed into Jesus.