"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 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."
(Luke 10:38, 41-42 KJV)
We know a little about Martha, her sister (Mary) and Lazarus, her brother who lived in Bethany, but Our Awesome God doesn't tell us much. In the Holy Bible, the Book of Luke uses about 70 words to tell us about these three siblings whom Jesus loved. Lazarus never spoke in the Bible, even after Jesus raised him from the dead (Luke 11:1-12:11). But Martha spoke to Jesus about Mary who sat at Jesus' feet, just listening, while Martha did all the work to get the house and meals ready for Jesus Christ's visit. She thought Mary should help her.
Jesus rebuked Martha about wanting her sister to work instead of learn about Our Awesome God while He was there. Jesus knew that Martha had already accepted Him as the Son of God. (John 11:27) But Mary still had a need and Jesus said, "...Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her" (Luke 10:42). Jesus also knew that this woman would anoint Him before He died on the cross. Martha listened to Jesus and apparently went about preparing the meal, content with His comment her faith was great.
We should realize when we read our Holy Bibles and as we go through life that each of us are at a different place in our earthly walk with Our Awesome God and our needs may be different. Martha was content with her knowledge of Jesus Christ and what He was teaching at this time but other questions still may have occurred to her as she pondered what she knew. So even her needs of God would change just as ours do. She waited for her sister's needs to be satisfied. A good lesson for us all!
We need to listen also and get our facts in order about Our Awesome God and His Son, Jesus. It is important to do physical work for God but your spiritual needs should be taken care of first. Spiritual needs can only be satisfied through the Word of God. Study your Holy Bible and go to a church like ours, which preaches the Word of God from the Holy Bible. When you seek after Him, Our Awesome God will be found, and He will bless you!
Join us at LWBC as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard to tell everyone about Jesus Christ and His salvation. We start with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. There are many opportunities to learn about God in our programs which include Bible Study groups, Prayer Meetings at 7:00 PM on Wednesday and AWANA for children on Sunday evening at 6:00 PM. See what you can do and learn!
Flo & Bill