July 27, 2020

The Good Part. - Bro. T. Stephen

I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  The blessed word  that  God  has  given  for  you  today  is  from the book, Luke 10:42 “But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen  that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” 

Once   when   Jesus   went   to   Bethany   Martha   demonstrated   hospitality by welcoming Jesus into her home.   She then kept herself busy with her task of serving her guest. May be she was preparing a meal in her home for her family.   In the meanwhile her sister Mary sat at the feet of Jesus and was busy listening to His words rather than helping her sister Martha, with domestic chores.  Martha  was  interested in serving the Lord Jesus with food and delicacies.  While  Mary  was  interested to sit at the feet of Jesus like a student learning at the feet of a Rabbi.  But Martha was distracted by many   task. And therefore she asks Jesus, “Lord  do  you not care that my sister has left me to do all  the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.”  

Many may empathize with Martha’s resentment of her sister for leaving her to do all the work.  But Jesus  responded  to  Martha, saying “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things, there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part which will not be taken away from her. The Problem   with   Martha   is   not that she was busy serving and providing hospitality but   she was   worried and distracted about many things of this world. Martha’s   worry   and distraction prevent her from being truly present with Jesus.  Martha   had   missed out on the “one   thing   needed” for true hospitality. There is no greater hospitality   than listening to your guest Jesus. So Jesus says, that Mary has chosen the better part which will not be taken away from her.

Are you worried over things of this Earth. Or have you set your mind on Jesus ?  Learn to spend time at the feet of Jesus through prayer, Bible reading and singing.  Jesus Himself had said, that Mary had chosen that good part which would not be taken away from her. Mary did not care about the things of this world.  She was more attracted to Jesus. If we abide in Him, He will abide in us. The Bible says, He who is of God hears God’s word.  And if anyone keeps Gods word he shall live forever.   So if you seek God you shall be richly blessed.

Prayer:  Our   Loving  Heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day.  Lord   may we   have the desire to sit at your feet,  and not in the counsel of the ungodly. Nor shall we stand in the way of sinners. But help us to delight in the law of the Lord. Teach us not to set our heart in the things of this world,  but in the things  of God.  So that we may prosper in all that we do.  In Jesus name we pray. 

Amen.

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