Mary Anoints Jesus

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

In chapter 12, John concluded his record of Jesus’ public ministry, beginning with the account of Mary’s anointing of Jesus which prepared for His coming sacrifice and death. This period was critical for Jesus because the forces for Him and against Him solidified and He had to make important decisions as to how He would respond. Thus far, He had followed the program that had been determined by the Father and declared by the Scripture and carried out by His experience. As the time for the fulfillment of His divine purpose approached, the tension increased as the realization of the coming events were very near. John presents a series of events that foreshadow the coming end. The first event was the feast held for Him in Bethany.