Date: May 3, 2016 at 10:18 PM
Topic: +DEV+ At Jesus' Feet
At Jesus' Feet
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33
Scripture Focus: Luke 10:38-41, John 11:1-43, 12:1-7
Mary and Martha, along with their brother Lazarus, were some of Jesus' closest friends. He and His disciples often stayed with them in Bethany as they traveled from village to village. On the occasion recounted in Luke 10, Martha busied herself with all the arrangements for a large entourage, while Mary sat at Jesus' feet, hanging on His every word, hungry for His teachings.
I can almost feel Martha's pent-up resentment, complaining to the Lord that Mary wasn't helping with the housework. Growing bitterness robbed her of the joy that hospitality in Jesus' name should bring. But far from chastising Mary, Jesus gently rebukes her sister instead! "Martha...Martha," Can you hear the love in His voice? "Mary has chosen what is better..."
Have you sat at Jesus' feet today? Anything we do in Jesus' name begins with knowing and glorifying Him. That can only happen as we prioritize time in His presence. Meet Him in His Word and prayer, and He will guide and bring joy to all your other concerns throughout the day.
Insight: Hospitality is first and foremost about bringing people to the feet of Jesus. all our best efforts begin there!
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