THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A very successful lawyer parked his brand-new Lexus in front of the office, ready to show it off to his colleagues.
As he opened the door, a truck came along, and completely tore off the driver's door!
The attorney immediately grabbed his cell phone, hit speed dial for 911, and had a policeman there in 3 minutes.
Before the cop had a chance to ask any questions, the lawyer started screaming hysterically.
He had just picked up the Lexus the day before, and now it would never be the same, no matter how good a job the body shop does.
After the lawyer finally wound down from his rant, the cop shook his head in disgust and disbelief.
"I can't believe how materialistic you lawyers are," he said.
"You are so focused on your possessions that you don't notice anything else."
"How can you say such a thing?" he responded indignantly.
The cop replied, "You didn't even notice that your left arm is missing from the elbow down!
It must have been torn off when the truck hit you."
"OH, NO!" screamed the lawyer in shock. "Where is my Rolex?!?"
38 Now 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.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
40 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.
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
The "certain village" was Bethany (See John 12:1).
Mary and Martha were sisters of Lazarus, whom Jesus raised from
the dead. (John 11:1-2)
Martha was "cumbered," or overly concerned with making sure Jesus was comfortable and had food.
However, Mary "chose that good part" of simply sitting at Jesus' feet and enjoying His company.
Do the day-to-day tasks seem like burdens to you?
Are you overly concerned with the social etiquette of this world?
Are you overly concerned about what people think?
The lesson Luke conveys to us through this incident is:
It is important for us to FIRST know Jesus' presence in our lives.
THAT'S the "good part!!"
As you go about this day, resolve in yourself to:
First, know Christ's presence in your life,
And, Second, to do His will in your life.
Life is much more enjoyable when you put Jesus FIRST!