Luke 10: 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.
This is a story about Mary and Martha, but we also use it today to illustrate the way people are today. Martha was busy serving and she stopped and asked Jesus to tell her sister to help her, but Jesus knew that His teaching and companionship [presence] was more important than cooking and serving food. Jesus told her that Mary had chosen the good part.
It’s very important for us to have physical food, but spiritual food is as important or more so, than physical food. Sometimes we get so busy doing things or stuff in the world that we forget about feeding the spiritual man or we half feed Him, but we aren’t going to forget to feed the physical man.
Jesus pointed out to Martha that spiritual food, especially when coming from Him, was important. One of the most enjoyable times that me and my wife have is to get up and drink coffee and read the Bible together daily. We, or most of us, aren’t going to go a whole day without feeding the physical body. So, let’s not go a day without feeding the spiritual body. If we do feed the spiritual man we will be like Psalm 20: 7-9. We will stand upright in our Father and be risen if we trust our Lord.
That is really part of what is wrong with our country, today. We think that we are going to continue to get the blessings of God when a lot of people have a leave it or take it attitude. We need the good news daily. It is more desirable than rubies and gold because we are going to be here on this earth a few short years and then we are going to face the only judge that matters. The Sovereign Lord of the universe. Now, I know that everyone isn’t called [to the same gifts] but what of us can’t spend a little of our day learning more about our Lord?