My mind has been consumed with ministry planning for the next year. I have been convicted and GOD gives this wonderful reminder in my daughter’s children’s Bible. May it bless you and refresh you with Living Water!
This came from a seminar called “How to Teach a Bible Study” that I got to teach. Literally, my mind has been filled with this story.
Chief Characters: Jesus, Martha & Mary (Lazarus somewhere?)
(This is a topical, not as exegetical observation… your kids won’t miss application!)
3 Things We See (Observations are “obvious”!)
- Martha is busy
- Mary is sitting
- Jesus is teaching
The fun part came when I shared my daughter’s comment after being taught this passage and the importance of listening to Christ first before serving Him….
“MMM and Jesus didn’t even say “He was hungry”!
Application: The good part is…
- Practice Giving Him your attention
- Don’t be busy FOR Him
You cannot multi-task in the Kingdom. It’s on or the other.
Yet, have you noticed His gentleness with Martha? No scolding or reprimand. Simply an invitation for something more profitable. I struggle constantly… because I am human serving an eternal God… but Mary gives me hope… with the power of the Spirit, I can sit, listen and obey.
Mary has chosen the good part and it will not be taken from her.