You see, Judas was not in love with Jesus; he was in love with himself. For 30 pieces of silver, he would later betray Jesus. Extravagant devotion is an act that is irrational. The definition of extravagance is ‘the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability.’ Others may gripe and complain because they
Extrrav vagant devo otion is an act that is irratio onal.
cannot get their minds around the extravagant devotion of God’s people, but don’t let the crowd stop you. In spite of criticism for doing so, seek to worship Christ beyond mediocrity with the level of extravagant giving. We often so wrongly call ‘tithers’, ‘givers’, when in reality tithers are returners because the scripture says that tithes belong to the Lord. If I am giving back to God what already belongs to Him, I am not giving Him. It is not until I go above the tithe that I move from returning to giving. If we move beyond normalcy to a place of extravagant devotion, the Gospel of the Kingdom will reach the entire world.
4. Exttrav vaga antt giv ving is pleeasing to Ch hrist That day, the only voice that mattered was when Jesus said, Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. When we really give our gifts in extravagance to God, He knows it. Hebrews 6:10 says, God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.