|…one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.|
Do The One Thing
When Jesus was in the home of two sisters, Martha and Mary, Martha
was busy with much serving. Mary, on the other hand, was seated at
Jesus’ feet listening to His words. After a while, Martha got angry and
said to Jesus, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to
serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me” (Luke 10:40).
Based on Middle Eastern culture, when you invite someone to your
home, you ought to prepare some food for your guest. So Martha wasn’t
doing anything wrong. Yet, Jesus’ response to Martha’s complaint was
this: “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.
But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will
not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:41–42). He gently rebuked Martha
and defended Mary.
Notice Jesus didn’t rebuke Martha for her much service. He showed her
how she was “worried and troubled about many things.” Jesus told Martha
that “one thing is needed”—sitting at His feet and listening to His words.
My friend, if you’re troubled about many things today, take time do
that one thing—sit at Jesus’ feet and draw from Him. He wants you to
draw deeply from His inexhaustible grace, wisdom and supply. This is the
only thing that is needful, not five or 10 other things. Do you truly believe that?