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What does the woman with the alabaster jar teach us?

What does the woman with the alabaster jar teach us?

The woman with the alabaster jar reminds us that we are only serving one person, it doesn’t matter what the world says, what the critics say, or who else is in the room. We are called to worship our King and do His work.

How much was the alabaster jar of perfume worth today?

We were told in the passage that the Alabaster ointment could have be sold for at least three hundred pence (300 pence). Scholars also told us that a day’s wage in Roman’s era is equivalent to at least one denarius or pence and it is equivalent to thirty two dollars-$32 (Regency Bible, 1991).

What was in the alabaster jar?

While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.

Who is the woman with the alabaster jar?

This woman, found in Luke 7:36-50, is the woman who brought an alabaster jar of fragrant oil to the Lord Jesus. Her story is one of the most powerful stories of repentance and forgiveness, one that shows the kind heart of God. What can we learn from her? Let’s talk about that.

Why did Mary put perfume in an alabaster box?

The boxes were often sealed or made fast with wax, to prevent the perfume from escaping. When Mary broke open her alabaster box, “the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume” (John 12:3). Alabaster was a strong enough substance to keep the oil or perfume completely contained until the time of its use.

What do you put in an alabaster box?

Ointment, oils and perfumes used to be put in vessels made of alabaster, which kept them pure and unspoiled. The boxes were often sealed or made fast with wax, to prevent the perfume from escaping.

What does the Bible say about an alabaster box?

Luke mentions an alabaster box (verse 37). The woman on this occasion was forgiven of many sins, but her name is not given. Like Mary, the sinful woman anointed Jesus’ feet with the perfume. She comes to Jesus weeping and showing loving worship to the One who forgave her of her sins.