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Thought for the Day by Phil Washington (Member of BH)
Sitting At The Lord’s Feet, Listening.
Jesus and his disciples had been invited for a meal in Martha’s home (v38). While Jesus taught, Martha busied herself with preparing the meal, but Mary, her sister wasn’t there to help. No, she was quietly listening to Jesus, sitting submissively at His feet. Martha blurts out – ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!’ (v40).
But Jesus defends Mary, He doesn’t tell her to help Martha in the kitchen. Rather He says ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed – or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better.’ (v41,42).
It’s not difficult to imagine the scene is it? We’ve all been there at some stage. Maybe now, in the midst of this crazy pandemic we are ultra-busy, flustered by work, the kids, or by a host of household things. What’s worse is that others are sitting around, reading the bible and praying!!
It’s an easy lesson to hear, but a much harder one to practice isn’t it? Sitting at the Lord’s feet, listening to Him through prayer and bible study. Having a ‘Quiet Time’ is really important for the believer. It may seem that there is so much else to do, and that to spend time in devotion is rather selfish. It’s not! Far from it, it’s the most needful thing that we can do. It’s time well spent, it’s vital, and the Lord commends it. Can I encourage you to ‘sit at the Lord’s feet’ today. To make it your No.1 priority. Not neglecting everything else of course, but taking time to be holy as the world rushes by.
With love to all the fellowship at B.H. and beyond.
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