Yes, that was my devotion for the day. I read it and was like :O
It was about the account of the woman with the alabaster jar of perfume which she poured over Jesus’ head and the disciples were unhappy, lamenting that the perfume could have been sold and the money used to feed the poor.
And Jesus instead defended her and said… “Leave her alone. Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me. She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial. I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
(this took place soon before the Crucifixion)
But yea, we all have a tendency to think up/do all these things to glorify God. In the end, we get caught up in all of these works and forget/neglect our time and relationship with God Himself.
To be surrendered to God is of more value than our personal holiness.
We are called to love God first and foremost. Before anything, even feeding the poor, we are to love God first.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matt 6:33)
No need to strive/worry, but look towards the God who loves.
First and foremost.