A CAUSE WORTH LEAVING THE DISHES FOR: LUKE 10:38-42
“”Normal [for me] is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to the job you need, to pay for the clothes, the car, and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.” (Ellen Goodman)
” 38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself ? Tell her to help me!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)
1) At heart, We’re either like Martha or a Mary.
Are you a Martha or a Mary?
2) Mary’s priorities are right…but
“Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:42)
Investing for eternity v investing for now
Each of us can keep a record of a week’s activity and see where we are wasting time…but have we the courage to do anything about it?
3) Why are we too busy for Jesus?
The Busy Christian’s Guide to Busyness – by Tim Chester.
(i) I’m busy because I need to prove myself.
(ii) I’m busy because of other people’s expectations
“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.” (Proverbs 29:25)
(iii) I’m busy because things get out of control
"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" (Luke 12:25)
(iv) I’m busy because I want to make the most of life
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)
I want to know more:
- To Read: TIm Chester, The Busy Christian’s Guide to Busyness
- To Read: