Sold Out - Mary of Bethany
First, when she breaks the jar and gives it all out, what is she saying? She’s saying, “I’m going to follow him, and I will not be conditioned by cost.”
Second, she anoints the head – a servant’s job and she’s the host. But she goes on to deal with the feet, in the other gospels’ account of this. She's saying "No task is beneath me."
Third, when she lets down her hair, she’s telling you “I’m going to give up everything, do anything for Him AND I’m going to love every minute of it!”
Sell Out – Judas Iscariot
First, I’ll follow you but I’ve got my conditions. If you don’t do what I think you should do, then I’ll find someone who does.
Second, I’ll follow you but I am not doing something I don’t want to do. What is mine, is mine and I’ve worked hard for it and the poor can manage somehow.
Third, I’ll be happy to live with the consequences of not following you and having my own life to go the way I wanted it to.
He was all over Mary of Bethany for “wasting” perfume when he himself wasted his entire life. He committed suicide.
Mark is saying there are only two options: selling Jesus out (use Him) or being sold out to Jesus (be used by Him and spray the aroma of Jesus for as long as you have life). How is your home smelling these days?