Saturday, June 22, 2019

Martha and Mary


Bless the Lord for the glory that He unfolds day by day.

But 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. Luke 10:40

Cumbered- meaning: to drag all around, to distract with care.

Martha was so loaded down with emotions and attitudes and feelings which needed to be dealt with and set in proper order. She was dragging those feelings and attitudes into every relationship about how she felt towards her sister.

She COMPLAINED and WHINED even to Jesus whom she had received into her house.

And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: ....

Martha also was TROUBLED with these things. Meaning: to be in a tumult. Comes from the root word for a 'crowd', and speaks of being agitated or disturbed in mind.

What distresses we endure when our minds are filled with worldly thoughts, wants and burdens.

Then Jesus said one more thing to Martha, 'One thing is needful: and Mary had chosen that good part....' What was that one thing?

TO GIVE ATTENTION TO THE WORD WHICH HE WAS SPEAKING.

The Holy Spirit is speaking that which would calm every troubled heart. It is a word which sets us free .... free from being FULL OF WORLDLY CARE, free from worry.