My dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Luke 10:42, “But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her”.
Mary and Martha were sisters. Martha was a good home maker. She was worried and troubled over many things. Mary chose the good part that no one could take away from her. The good part was, to sit at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ and listen to His teachings. She was not worried about the things of this world. She knew that one day, everything would perish, but the Word of God will remain forever. We see in Luke 21:33, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away”. Mary realized that she was the daughter of the Living God. So she engaged herself to sit at the feet of the Lord and meditate upon God’s word. She did not love the World or the things in the world.
Whenever Jesus visited Bethany, Martha invited the Lord Jesus into her house. She catered to the needs of Jesus in a different manner. She was busy arranging the table, setting food and did all other chores in the house. She was worried about the cleanliness of house, because Jesus often visited their house. Her style and motive of life was quite different from that of Mary.
That is why she asks Jesus, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me”. Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. Mary has chosen the good part that will not be taken away from her.” Mary was content with Jesus and only desired the feet of Jesus. Both the sisters loved Jesus much. But their attitude towards Him, differed.
My dear brothers and sisters, are you worried over the things of this Earth? Or have you set your mind on Jesus? The choice is yours. If you have not given sufficient time to Jesus, think it over as Mary. Jesus Himself said that she had chosen that good part which would not be taken away from her. Will Jesus pass such a statement about you? If we abide in Him, He will abide in us. This knowledge is been given to us by the Holy Spirit. John 8:47 says, “He who is of God hears Gods words, and if anyone keeps Gods word, he shall never see death”. Do not labor for the food which will perish but for the food which will endure forever. Seek God and you shall be richly blessed.
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord, bless my children to have the passion for Christ and help them to hear Your word, like Mary. May they invite You into their hearts. Father, may they give up on the lust of the flesh, eyes, and the pride of life, and lead a life pleasing in Your sight. Give them the wisdom to choose the good part. May they invite You into their homes and receive Your blessings in abundance. In Jesus name we pray,