In an age that is ever more determined to be inclusive, it is worth remembering that the world is divided into two types of people.
I’m not thinking black and white, rich and poor or even wise and foolish. And I’m not even talking about people who call themselves Christian and those who don’t.
No, in a word, I’m thinking about those who are extravagant and those who are not.
Now by extravagant I don’t mean people who are infected by the disease of our age, spending more than they earn – our finance guru Jeff Lestz has some great wisdom about that on page 22 of the November issue of iBelieve Magazine.
No, I’m thinking of those who are extravagant in their worship, as John Andrews describes in his excellent article.
It is stunning to me that an un-named woman could perform such an incredibly lavish sacrifice of worship that Jesus said that wherever the gospel is preached throughout the whole world what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.
I don’t know about you, but that sort of thing really gets my attention.
So, are you extravagant in your worship, or skinny? Are you aiming to do just enough in your Christian walk to get by, or is your goal to delight the Lord with your wholehearted devotion to him?
In our interview with Agu Irukwu we talk to the UK leader of what is possibly the fastest growing group of believers in the world.
But that growth is not fuelled by clever marketing or leadership strategies; it is the result of massive all-night prayer meetings where thousands cry out to God for a great revival in our day and generation.
I don’t know about you, but I thank God for that woman with the alabaster jar. And for all those crying out to God through the night. And I want to be like them.