Meaning not always what it says

And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.

Mark 14:3

“Simon the leper” was hosting quite a crowd. There were the thirteen men that was the Yeshua party, and there was at least one woman. Lepers though live in desolate places in the company of lepers. They do not host dinners. This was ex-leper Simon.

Are we allowed to say “Yeshua the sin”? since he became sin for us? Do we appreciate being called what we used to be? The God who carries our sin does not need surrogates running around denying that he did. He does not need people muddying up the clear waters of truth.

God bearing the sins of the world is either a new thing – he is the same yesterday today and forever- or salvation is truly an eternal reality. When will we stop talking about the Lamb of God? Never. If being called a sinner offends anyone it may also be a symptom of an incomplete faith towards the gospel.

The leprosy law created doctors making a killing and healing few.