20 Jul


Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)

Martha’s attitude, is, of course, understandable. I’d imagine it isn’t easy to cook for thirteen men. Asking for a little help wasn’t at all unreasonable of her. The real problem that we have here, is that she didn’t understand something about Jesus: Jesus, who is God incarnate, can make enough bread fall from the ski to feed an entire nation; if He if so wishes, He can make water gush out of rocks. She didn’t understand that she didn’t need to rush around, Jesus would provide in His own time.

We are so often like Martha, at least I tend to be. Sometimes we get so caught up in the practical, that we forget we have Jesus in our presence!–We forget to simply listen to God’s voice. We don’t need to provide for Jesus, He provides for us. We don’t need to do good works in order to qualify for His grace, all we need to do is ask for it, and He will give freely. So, let’s take time to simply read the Bible, and listen to what Jesus says.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland



Posted by on July 20, 2012 in Delivered Through Love


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3 responses to “Martha

  1. Naphtali

    July 20, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Joshua, great post. I needed it.

    • Joshua Cleveland

      July 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

      I’m glad it was helpful, thank’s for letting me know! 🙂


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