Friday, September 25, 2015

Mary and Martha

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. 10:39  And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. 10:40  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. 10:41  And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 10:42  But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

1 John 2:16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 2:17  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Jesus said, The light of the body is the eye. The eye is directly linked to our heart. We can be drawn by what we see or repelled by it. We buy many things we don't really need because we see them and want them. Why are certain things placed in stores where they can be easily seen? So we will buy them on impulse! We are touched by what we see, a baby, a small dog or other cute animal. But there is the danger of seeing and wanting what is evil and not good for us. In Martha's case, she was seeing with her eyes and stopped there. How am I going to feed these 13 men who have come to visit? Do we even have dinner ware for so many? Where is my sister Mary?

Mary saw with her eyes, but listened with her ears as well, and no doubt thought like the guards who were sent to arrest Jesus once, Never man spake like this man! The ears are more connected to the mind and she thought on what she heard and all the other cares vanished from her. Jesus called it; that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. When you read you use your eyes, but that voice in your head speaks to your mind just as if you were hearing the words. That is why reading is so important and hearing the Word of God.