One That Worshipped God
"And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
Let’s go to a little village outside the city of Jerusalem. This little village called Bethany is where Mary, Martha, and Lazarus live. Jesus has been invited by Martha to come to her home and while He is there, she becomes extremely busy preparing for Hm. We all know how preoccupied we can become when guests come to our home and in Martha’s case, this was a very special guest, the Lord of Heaven was visiting.
Mary, the sister of Martha, finds a place at the feet of Jesus and listens to His every word. Martha, on the other hand, is absorbed in preparing for her invited house guest and is cumbered about with much serving. Martha is distracted, and frustrated over the unnecessary and extravagant details of her planning. She becomes so distraught that she complains to Jesus; "Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone?" If she complained to the LORD and rebuked Him, I wonder what she would do to other house guests? Martha then gives the LORD a command, “Tell her to help me! Don’t You care?” Oh, my!
The LORD answers Martha and tells her that she is troubled about so many things and is allowing anxiety and preparation to control her. What is it that Mary is choosing over planning and preparing with Martha? She is desiring to sit at the feet of Jesus, honoring Him. Mary is making a choice in her life; to be satisfied in Christ and in worshipping Him, first. The true worshiper of God is the one who is consumed with praising and honoring Christ. How can we serve Him, if we don’t first, worship Him.
Lord, may I serve You with a loving and devoted heart, while honoring You as a true worshipper of Christ.