The One Thing that is Needful: Sitting Down at Jesus Feet (Luke 10:38-42)

Bro. Mike Meade, March 11, 2018
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Mary and Martha found themselves hosting their friend Jesus in their home on day. Mary sat herself at Jesus' feet while Martha made herself busy with various acts of service within the home as they hosted the Lord. Martha became frustrated with Mary's lack of help. She was stressed, feeling like she was doing all the work and that Jesus wasn't giving her credit for her service. Jesus explained to her that sometimes, sitting at the feet of the Lord is a better thing than the acts of service.

This principle is applicable still today. Are you placing your service to God above your time at the Lord's feet? It will lead you to be stressed, prideful, and self-centered. If you aren't careful, you will become a Martha, caught up in your service and forgetful of the needful thing; sitting at the Master's feet.

But sitting is not to take the place of service. Instead, sitting with Him should fuel our service to Him.

Tags: Service, Worship

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Luke 10:38-42

38Now 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. 39And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. 40But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. (KJV)

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