As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)
Yesterday we considered what true worship is, based on the words of Jesus. We will continue to consider the Discipline of Worship through the lens of love. Today we will consider our attitude towards worship based on an interaction between Jesus, Mary and Martha (passage above). The imagery presented is simple but powerful. Please prayerfully read the passage and answer the questions below.
Today’s Questions for comments:
- What lessons about worship can we learn from Mary and Martha?
- What is the major impediment to worship that you face?
Make this entire week a special week of worship (recognizing God’s worth).