Friday, November 18, 2016

The Good Part

The Good Part

Luke 10:38-42

38) Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house.
39) And she had a sister named Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word.
40)But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone?  Therefore tell her to help me.”
41) And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.
42) “But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

We’ve heard the story of Jesus' visit to Martha and Mary.  Martha is known for her much serving.  Mary on the other hand is known for sitting at Jesus feet and listening to what He said.  While Martha was busy tidying and seeing to her guests needs, Mary had chosen “the good part”.  As important as it was to be a good host, Mary recognized who her guest was and how important it was to stop what she was doing and take advantage of this rare and precious moment with Him.  She decided to sit down and enjoy her houseguest. 

We must take the time.  We must make the time to spend at Jesus feet, just like Mary did, hanging on His every word and cherishing every precious moment.  For out of this special time of intimacy with Him we are built up, encouraged, and made wise to correctly discern and accomplish which tasks are truly meant for our attention and which to discard as time robbers.  We can’t afford to neglect something so vital to our spiritual growth.  

So let’s remember as we are planning out our daily, weekly, or monthly schedule that along with family, work, school, social, and even church obligations, not to forget “the good part”.

Be blessed.

1 comment :

  1. What a timely word! With the holiday season approaching us it's easy to get caught up in the things that "take hold of our attention". It s so easy to forget what's most important (Christ), and spend our precious hours doing that which truly isn't. It's as you said, if we choose to put the good part first He'll order our steps as to what should come next and so on! And everything that needs accomplishing, gets accomplished!!