Read: Luke 10:38-42
Mary… sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. v.39
During a church service I spotted an infant several rows ahead. As a baby peeked over his father’s shoulder, his eyes were wide with wonder as he looked at the members of the congregation. He grinned at some people, drooled, and chewed his chunky fingers, but never quite found his thumb. The pastor’s words grew distant as my eyes kept sliding back to that sweet baby.
Distractions come in all shapes and sizes. For Martha, distraction took the form of cooking and cleaning – trying to serve Christ instead of listening to Him and talking with Him. Mary refused to be sidetracked. “Mary… sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said” (LUKE 10:39). When Martha grumbled because Mary wasn’t helping her, Jesus said, “Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her” (V.42).
Jesus’ words remind us that our relationship with Him is more important than any of the good things that might temporarily capture our attention. It has been said that good things are the enemies of great things. For followers of Jesus, the greatest thing in this life is to know Him and to walk with Him. — Jennifer Benson Schuldt
What do you think Martha’s distractions were?
Was she wanting to be seen as a good host?
Or was she jealous of her sister? What attitudes cause you not to make Jesus your top priority?
Teach me, Lord, to get to know You, for that’s when I’ll learn to love You more than anything.
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