Today’s Reading | Luke 10
One Thing Needed
As you read today’s passage, what do you see as the differences between Mary and Martha? If you asked both of them to name the most important thing in life, would you receive the same answer? Martha, like so many people, is overly concerned about all the work she has to do. She opened her home to guests, and spent her time getting ready and making them feel welcome. She was so caught up in her work that, although Jesus Christ was in her house, she was too busy to spend time with Him. Mary, on the other hand, was with Jesus the whole time instead of getting caught up in the work that had to be done. She didn’t allow busyness to keep her from what she valued the most. Jesus’ answer to Martha’s concern ought to be a phrase we use when we find ourselves living so fast-paced that we neglect what should be our priority: our time with God. “Martha, Martha…. you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.” What can you do to remind yourself what is truly important? How can you be sure to not allow your busy schedule to hinder you from spending time with Jesus.
What kinds of things can distract you from your walk with Christ?
Why is it so easy for them to distract you from your spiritual walk?
How can you prevent those distractions from diverting you?
What personal commitment will you make in light of this passage?