22nd October 2021
Grace for you today !
Knowledge of Christ Our Excellence!
“And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. 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.” But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.””
Luke 10:39-40, 42 NKJV
We tend to think of Mary as Miss Spiritual, who only knew to read the Bible, listen to messages, pray and had no concern about the chores & responsibilities of the house. On the other hand, we think of Martha as Miss Admin, whose focus was to serve, making sure that the protocols are met, logistics are worked out , guests are properly served and so on.
However, this is not true . Let’s look at the the words used – “ who also sat..” which means that both Martha & Mary sat at the feet of the Lord Jesus with spiritual inclination . Again, the words “my sister has left me alone to serve ..” says that both of them were working together & both were service oriented. But the difference between the two is “ Prioritizing time “. Mary preferred to listen to God first, followed by the activities of the day. Whereas, Martha preferred to start the day with the chores and then to give the left over time to God.
The answer from the Lord Jesus is simple and straight forward – “ Mary has prioritized her schedule well and therefore, this blessing will always be with her.”
My beloved , we may have various responsibilities, pressing needs of the family, trying to balance between work & family, yet let’s prioritize our time to be with God through effective planning by receiving His grace! Everything else will automatically fall in place. Amen 🙏
Grace Revolution Gospel Church