Genesis 27, Matthew 26, Esther 3, Acts 26

If you’re following the schedule, you should read these chapters today: Genesis 27, Matthew 26, Esther 3, Acts 26. Click on any of those references to see all the passages in one long page on BibleGateway. If you can't do all the readings today, read Matthew 26.

As the passion week continued for Christ, he visited the home of “Simon the leper” according to verse 6. While he was eating, a woman anointed him with a “very expensive perfume.” The reaction of Christ’s followers was strong: “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor” (vv. 8b-9). What was Christ’s reason for defending her act? What does this passage suggest about giving to God?

Now for your thoughts: What stood out in your Bible reading for today? What questions do you have about what you read? What are your thoughts about what I wrote above? Post them in the comments below or on our Facebook page. And, feel free to answer and interact with the questions and comments of others. Have a great day; we'll talk scripture again tomorrow.