‘’BUT ONE THING IS NEEDFUL’’ Luke 10:42
The Lord has a purpose and a reason in each visit or action He made and His words were well calculated to give the listeners a clear message that would help them and even us today to learn to value God’s Word more than anything .Setting out priorities right is one test that is often thrown before us almost every day of our lives and many times we find ourselves engaged in activities that only prove that we have not known the things that are of value to us. As a child of God, one has to learn to put first thing first. As we walk along with our Lord we learn new things about Him and about ourselves. When we are able to sense what the Lord is indicating in our lives through His Word then our salvation is assured. There may be nothing wrong or evil with the things we do or say each day but anything said or done to the wrong person, at the wrong time, may turn out to be wrong or unacceptable, 1 Proverbs 16:25, “There is a way which seemeth right n the eyes of man but the end thereof are the ways of death. ” One may ask what could be wrong with serving the Lord with wonderful meal. In truth, everything can be unprofitable if we fail to understand that the Lord values the sustenance of the soul more than the body. Deuteronomy 8:3””….man doth not live by bread only but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord shall man live. ” Jesus quoted the same verse when the devil came to tempt Him. He said in John 6:63, the flesh does not profit anything
The things we pursue which appear so real and true can mislead us and blind us from the things of value if we fail to apply the Word of God.
but what is important is the nourishment of the soul by the Spirit inspired WORD. Martha did a good thing the wrong time. It was not the time to entertain the Lord with the things of this world at a time when the things pertaining to the world to come were being given. It was not time to labour for the meat that would soon decay in the grave when the Word that is able to save her soul was being preached. John 6:27,“Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life which the Son of man shall give unto you…” Martha focused on what she thought was the right thing to do for the Lord but found herself out of step with what the Lord considered as important. Serving the Lord with a complaining heart will never yield profitable results, Paul admonishes us to do all things without complaining , Philipians 2:14. When we consider the Words of the Lord,”….Mary hath chosen that good part,” What is the good thing? Dear saints, my heart’s desire is that we all get the point clear, there are many good things we can do, they may truly be things that help in our day to day welfare and are very necessary, but when it comes to the Word OF GOD, everything else stop for it is the Word that makes us acceptable in Jesus if we hear and do according to His Word. Matthew 7:24, to be built upon the Rock, Jesus, 1Corithians 10:4 we need the Word JESUS , Revelation 19:13, NOTHING SHOULD DITRUCT YOU FROM THE WORD OF GOD. To God be the glory for ever AMEN.