Read Luke 9:1 through 10:42
Dealing with the details of an event can be so overwhelming that the person in charge may find it impossible to enjoy what’s going on. They may even complain to the Lord that others are not doing their part.
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:41–42).
Martha, stressed over the preparations for dinner, came to Jesus with a complaint. Her sister, Mary, was not helping, and Martha wanted Jesus to intervene. But His response was a gentle rebuke to Martha. While Martha worried over the details of dinner, Mary chose to honor Jesus with her undivided attention. While Martha’s work was good, Mary’s worship was better.
When Christians give Jesus their undivided attention, He gives purpose to their work. Busyness takes on significance and honors God when it is approached from an attitude of worship.
Challenge for Today: Cultivate a life of worship.
Quicklook: Luke 10:38–42
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