Making the Best Choice

Christ with Martha and Maria
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Making the Best Choice

Now 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. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’
feet, and heard his word. But 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

Luke 10:38-40

In Luke, you see the attitude that causes religion. Jesus and His
disciples, and maybe even more of His travelling companions, are all in
the house and Martha is running around asking, “Do you have enough
drinks? Can I get you anything to eat?”
While she is doing all this,
she comes to Jesus and says, “Lord, don’t you care that I’m doing this
all by myself? Make Mary help me.”

Religion has a controlling spirit. It has wrong priorities. Did Jesus
say, “Now, Mary, you can’t let Martha do all the work by herself. Get
up and go help her.”
No, He said, Martha, many things bother you, but
Mary has made the best choice, something that can’t be taken away.”

Mary may not have had everything in order, but there was one thing she
did get right. She loved God, and she wanted His Words so that she
could do His works. That is the difference between religion and true
worship. We have a program at our churches, but at any time and in any
situation, we can stop what we’re doing and follow what God’s Spirit is
saying to do. Service doesn’t have to end in 90 ninety minutes, and it
doesn’t have to end in 240 minutes. It needs to end only when the Holy
Ghost wants it to be over.

Prayer for Today

Give me a heart that desires to make the best choices, and discernment
to know the difference. I quiet myself before you and listen to your
still small voice. In Jesus Christ Name! Amen.

Think on These Things

Luke 12:29
John 6:27

May the LORD bless Nigeria, American and Israel and take care of us; May the LORD make His face shine upon us, And be gracious to us; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon us, And give us peace, In Jesus Christ Name, we pray! Amen!