Posted by: biblestudyseattle | July 30, 2012

Mary & Martha

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 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!”

 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”  Luke 10:38-42

Mary and Martha were sisters and very close friends with Jesus along with their brother Lazarus.  Evidently Martha decided to take her sister to task for not helping with the dishes.  Even though Jesus is also talking, Martha doesn’t blame Jesus for keeping Mary from what she ‘should’ do.  Jesus gently reproves Martha, that listening to our Saviour is more important than dishes and cooking.  Although hospitality is important, relationships are more important.


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