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  • Allen Domelle

She Hath Done What She Could


Mark 14:8

She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.

We don't know this lady's name. We don't know from what family she came. We don't know what her financial status was like. We don't know how bad of a person she was or was not. One thing that we do know is that she did what she could for the Saviour.

We do not know what talent this lady had, but we do know that she did what she could for the Saviour. We do not know what her personality was like, but we do know that she did what she could. We do not know her physical stature, but we do know that she did what she could for God. We do not know what kind of job she had, but we do know that she did what she could. We do not know if she was a young lady or an older lady, but we do know that she did what she could.

The one thing that caught Jesus’ attention was that this lady did what she could for Him. While others criticized this lady for giving what she could, she gave her best, which was all that God expected from her. While some were mumbling about her investment in the Saviour, she invested all that she could in Jesus. It was her investment in Jesus that led this story to be a memorial of her forever.

My friend, God is not looking for you to do what somebody else can do; He is looking for you to do what He knows you can do. It does not matter what others can do; it only matters what your ability is that you can do for the Saviour. The greatest ability that God is looking for is for you to do what you can do. Anything less than your ability is less than what God expects from His children. It does not matter how good or bad of a person you are; anyone can give their best for God.

However, you will find that people will criticize you when you give what you can for the Saviour. They will criticize you because they could give more, but they chose not to give more. They will criticize how much you give, but it does not matter how much they think you should give; the only thing that matters is that you give what you can for the Saviour. Let me ask a couple of questions.

First, do you think what you have is not enough for the Saviour? Do you think God does not know what He created you for and your capabilities? God did not look at this lady and compare her to anyone else but to her ability. Likewise, God does not compare you to anyone else other than to your own ability.

Second, do you give what you can in your walk with God? It is not how another can pray that matters to God; it is only what your ability to pray that matters to God. It is not how much Scripture somebody else reads every day that matters to God; it is only what you give in reading the Scriptures that matters to God. If you are giving your best in your walk with God, then He is pleased if you give what you can to walk with Him in His Word and in prayer.

Third, do you give what you can in serving God? It does not matter what others contribute to serving God; it only matters what you give to serve God. God is only comparing you to you; therefore, He is pleased with you if you give what you can to serve Him. Stop worrying about how you compare to others and instead give what you can to the Saviour, and He will be pleased.

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