Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Clean Heart Is Better Than A Clean House

When Jesus admonished Martha in Luke chapter 10, we might assume it was because she was busy working and serving rather than sitting at His feet as Mary chose to do.

However, His compassionate reply is not directed toward her actions, but rather toward her attitude of distraction.

"Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.
But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, 
which will not be taken away from her."
~Luke 10:42

The "one thing" that is needed is time and intimacy with the Lord. This needs to come first and be an important part of our lives. 

Remember, Jesus did not say that Martha was wrong to be serving (or that the house never needed cleaning). He was saying that her distracted and worried attitude was causing her to miss out on the most important thing. 

Do you make time for the most important thing, or does worry and distraction keep your focus off the Lord?

1 comment:

  1. I'm doing an on line bible study - 'Breathe' at the moment and this has come up again and again.. important to make time with G*D a priority.


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