Tag: Luke 10:39-42

Choosing what’s best!

Scripture reading for March 16th:  Luke 10

Key scriptures for over-comers:  Luke 10:39-42  “”. . He (Jesus) came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to Him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what He said.  But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.  She came to Him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself?  Tell her to help me.!”  “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

 Life in our culture is busy!  There are many distractions that cause distress and worry.  In the church, we go from one event to another and the pastor is always preparing for something urgent and for the upcoming ‘urgents’ that will soon be upon him.  In the home and family, families are busy and meals come three times a day and cleaning is never done permanently!  In business, deadlines and pressure push management and workers with lots of distractions.  Jesus is aware of the ‘urgent’ we all face daily!

This short story and Jesus’ response to Martha should speak to all of us about our choices.  We may still have to do those ‘urgent’ things, but the better choice is to sit for a time at Jesus’ feet and learn from Him.  Listening to His wisdom puts the ‘urgent’ in its proper order and enables us to rest in His provision.

Observation for over-comers:  To avoid being over-come by distractions and distress in a busy world, take time each day to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen!  “Listen to my instruction and be wise: do not ignore it.  Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.”  (Proverbs 8:33-34)

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