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Bible Verse:

Luke 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.


Don’t make the mistake of prioritizing the doing of good works over sitting at the feet of Jesus. That was a mistake that Martha made in Luke 10:38-42. When Jesus visited their house in Bethany, her focus was on preparing to serve Jesus. Nothing was wrong with what she was doing. However, in the overall scheme of things, doing good works or ministry is less important than sitting at the feet of Jesus. Jesus said as much when Martha came asking Him to tell Mary, her sister, to help her as she had left her alone to serve. Jesus told Martha that what Mary had chosen to do was more important and He would not guide her away from that. The essence of what Jesus was telling Martha was that sitting at His feet to hear His words was more important than doing ministry or good works. The reason that is so is because you need first to sit at the feet of Jesus to be effective in ministry. Doing otherwise is trying to do ministry in your own strength.


Sitting at the feet of Jesus is a choice that you must make. When Jesus came to their home Mary could have chosen to do many other things, but she had the wisdom to choose the most important thing. We can relate to where Martha was coming from. She would have wanted to do what Mary did, but felt as if somebody had to do what needed to be done. But by making that choice, she missed out on intimacy with Jesus and hearing His words. There is nothing that we can find ourselves doing that is more important than spending time at the feet of Jesus to hear what he has to say. If this is a principle that you have not been practicing, he is calling you back to sit at His feet. Do not let the cares of this life push you to the place where you are doing what is good at the expense of sitting at the feet of Jesus.


To sit at the feet of Jesus it must first become your never ending passion. Not until it becomes your passion, will it become your priority. And when it becomes your priority, then it will be a principle that you consistently practice.


Life Application:

Give priority to sitting at the feet of Jesus by entertaining His presence. Even while carrying out the various responsibilities that you have to perform daily, still make him your priority.


Prayer:

Lord, I place you at the highest place. It is so easy to get caught up with the cares of life and get so busy. But, I choose to put you first in all that I do. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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