Are You Using Your Eyes and Ears Properly?
Jesus Visits Martha and Mary
38 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. 40 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”
41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! 42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
There are a few instances in the Bible when Jesus says he that has an ear let them hear.
But many of us are not using ours properly, because we're only hearing what we want to hear and not hearing what God is specifically telling us.
Here in today's text we find Martha and Mary, two sisters in the same house, having the same opportunity to receive the same word. And yet that same word can be beneficial to both of them in different ways. Martha is more concerned about cooking a meal and Mary not helping her, Then the word being spoken by God himself.
Are you using your eyes and ears properly? If you were, you would not be so concerned about others, but use that blessed word to examine yourself.
When you hear the Word of God, the Word of God is for you. God has you in the position to hear a word and it is designed for you to help you with not only your public but your private issues. We need to stop as a church, we need to stop as people, trying to figure out who and who isn't (ourselves) the preacher is talking about. Ahhhhhh.... it's you Boo.
Love u more than u know, Pastor Steph