The Good Part

Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”

And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)

We have a lot on our plates. Each day holds a number of legitimate needs, a good portion of them urgent (to someone, at least). Each morning we have to decide how to fit all our responsibilities into the day’s time and energy. The serving we are called to do can be distracting, as it was for Martha the day Jesus came to her house.

Don’t let distractions pull your focus off the “one thing…needed” — to sit at His feet and hear His Word. Drink deeply from that well (John 3:14-15). Sink your roots deep into Scripture each and every day. If need be, let your desperation drive you there; but go, sit and hear.

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