Luke 10:40 – Serving Distracted

Today’s Readings: Deut 26:1‐27:26, Luke 10:38‐11:13,Ps 76 1‐12, Prov 12:15‐17

Luke 10:38-42 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Observations:

• Martha was distracted with much serving…

• “Martha, Martha (I love that Jesus says her name twice), you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary.”

• “Mary has chosen the good portion” – sitting at the Lord’s feet and listening to his teaching.

• “… which will not be taken away from her.”

Apply: Every time I read this passage I am deeply convicted. I want to choose the good portion. Today I will make a point to sit at the feet of my God and listen to him.

How do we have a Mary heart in a Martha world? (This is a book title)

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