Devotional

Let Down Your Hair

April 12th, 2017 / Posted from Our Daily Bread / Category: Daily Devotionals

Shortly before Jesus was crucified, a woman named Mary poured a bottle of expensive perfume on His feet. Then, in what may have been an even more daring act, she wiped His feet with her hair (John 12:3). Not only did Mary sacrifice what may have been her life’s savings, she also sacrificed her reputation. In first-century Middle Eastern culture, respectable women never let down their hair in public. But true worship is not concerned about what others think of us (2 Sam. 6:21-22). To worship Jesus, Mary was willing to be thought of as immodest, perhaps even immoral.

Some of us may feel pressured to be perfect when we go to church so that people will think well of us. Metaphorically speaking, we work hard to make sure we have every hair in place. But a healthy church is a place where we can let down our hair and not hide our flaws behind a façade of perfection. In church, we should be able to reveal our weaknesses to find strength rather than conceal our faults to appear strong.

Worship doesn’t involve behaving as if nothing is wrong; it’s making sure everything is right—right with God and with one another. When our greatest fear is letting down our hair, perhaps our greatest sin is keeping it up. 



Related Posts

On-Air Now

  • In TouchAt In Touch Ministries, our mission is to lead people worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and to strengthen ...View PlaylistSunday, 2:30 am-3:00 am

Next 3 Shows

Upcoming Events

  1. Special Services with. Dr. Randy Caldwell

    June 2 - June 4
  2. First Assembly of God Community Party

    June 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Summer Sunday Night Gospel Sing: 4 One Quartet

    June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Gathering Of The Sheep Praising In The Community Event

    June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Summer Sunday Night Gospel Sing: Crownsmen Quartet

    July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

From our Facebook Feed