ONE THING TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT
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. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. 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.” But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” —Luke 10:38-42
Which are you— a Martha or a Mary? Martha was the one who invited Jesus into her home, but then she was “distracted” by her work in preparing a dinner. Meanwhile, her sister Mary was sitting “at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught.” Martha was upset with her sister that she “just sits here while I do all the work?” Then Martha said to Jesus, “Tell her to come and help me.” Jesus replied, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXwEZr5ywI0&index=15&list=PLEsDLIdeSh6kyggQ8hvkcWaVRFo-o4-np
Are you fretting over details or have you discovered the “one thing worth being concerned about.” Are you listening to Jesus? Is His Word captivating your heart? Are you hanging on everything He says? Then, do you take what your heart heard and apply that to your life? “The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed” (Isaiah 50:4). May this be so of us and not get distracted away from the “one thing worth being concerned about” because this is where all of life will flow out of! Listen to God’s Word and apply it to life — “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says” (James 1:22). May it be so!
Dear Father, may I sit at Your feet and listen to what You have to say. Then may I take what You teach me and apply these truths to my life. May it be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.