Never Neglect the Most Important Thing
Luke 10:38 – 42 ~ 38 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home.
39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught.
40 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”
41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details!
42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
I can imagine what was going through the mind of Martha when Jesus visited her. She didn’t have any bad intentions, in facts she did what most of us would have done; try to “please” Him. What Martha did is something some of us believers are still struggling with today and that is this idea of being busy for Jesus. We’re active in church programmes, we’re devoted workers in the church, always up and doing. Even the Pastor notices our impact, and that’s awesome. We even receive awards from our church to show for it. There’s nothing bad in doing all these things, but we should never substitute our personal relationship with Jesus with several activities. It is good to serve in church but that shouldn’t form the basis for evaluating our spiritual growth.
The Christian walk is a walk with Jesus. Working for Him and walking with Him are two different things. One of the things that may cause frustration in the life of a Christian is if after many years serving in any capacity in a church, probably in a unit, he or she discovers that there has been no personal growth, either in knowledge, or character. We will never know the full riches in Christ if we don’t spend time with Him. Church programs are good but they shouldn’t take over our personal relationship with Christ which can be built and improved through thorough study of His word and prayer. These things cannot be overemphasized. So let’s spend time at the Master’s feet just as Mary did for that’s the only thing worth being concerned about. Stay blessed!
Dear Lord, set me on fire for you, I want to know you daily from your word, and let my life be an expression of your love, Amen.
Author – Andy