Choose the Best Part!

Choose the Best Part!

Luke 10:38Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. 40But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Jesus came to feed them spiritually. He was not concerned about the physical food, the natural food for the flesh. He didn’t care that everything had to be just perfect. This was not His purpose. His will was for Martha to receive from Him also. She was too caught up with the day to day things. How many times do we do that?

Matthew 13:22He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

Mary chose the best part, to eat at the Master’s table, to be fed the Bread of Life that came down from heaven, to drink of that Living Water. Let’s be like Mary and sit at His feet and learn of His will.

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Jesus said to the church of Ephesus, you have left your first love [Rev. 2:4]. Remember how it was when you first got saved? Let’s return to our first love and not put other things before being with the Lord.

Job 23:12Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
what a great reminder! I have been guilty many times of putting things before the Lord or letting things get in the way of my relationship with Him...but the truth is that when I dont put Him first I dont function nearly as well.

Recognising the true bread of life is key to life with Him. Thank you for sharing this.

This is a nice post, thanks. Over the past few years, God has taught me how to be Mary. Whenever my Martha nature sneaks up, then he always gives me nice reminders about how to be a Mary. :)
It sneaks up on all of us if we aren't diligent. ;)
Especially this season (Thanksgiving until after the first of the year!)
What a timely reminder. The world in all of its facets gets far too much of us and our time, keeping us in its strong hold. As a result we suffer (not just spiritually either) and God is saddened!

More please...

- BM
Wow! Nice post! Great reminder!

Confession . . .

I feel that at this point in my life I have somehow become a Martha.

I want to get back to being a Mary.
At this time of year, it seems we can get so busy with other things like Martha did, and we don't have time to sit at the feet of Jesus. And isn't that what Christmas should be about? Focusing on Him instead of all the commercialism of the world?

Spend some time with the Lord in this season.