Our heart is changed by being embraced by God, not by what we do for God. So, Judas had everything but the most essential thing. Now Mary, by her response, showed that her heart had been changed. She sat at the feet of the Son of God, and what happened was that a connection formed between the mental information she gained and something deeper than just the mind. Mary’s heart became captivated by the love of Christ!
What I mean by this is that when Mary was sitting at the feet of Jesus, somehow by this experience the love of God touched her. It went so deep into her experience that it satisfied the deepest longing she or any of us on this planet have. Many of us just don’t know how to satisfy it.
It touched Mary so deeply that her whole perspective from that point on in life changed. Her perspective went from, “Should I go after everything everyone else is after?” to becoming a person who’s could say to herself, “I will lavish my most precious possession on this Man because He has so completely satisfied me – mind, soul, body and spirit!”
We can develop such a knowledge of God’s love for us that we realize our accumulation of stuff is really that – mere stuff. Too many of us continue to be stuck with clinging on to our stuff and seeking to spent most of our time and energy in accumulating more because we still have fear that nobody is going to take care of us. We still have not reached the place of true security in the Father.
Can we still acquire wealth, and save up financial resources and give inheritance to your children as believers? Absolutely! But we don’t do it from a fear-motivation that if God drops the ball, we will still have something. We do it because God has lavished Himself on us, and our inheritance is just another way of expressing, “Here’s the abundance of God satisfying me. Now I want something to be passed along into the next generation.”