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Under-Emphasizing That Which is Needed

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Mae Hillaker and Lacsey Zumbaugh

Martha welcomed Jesus into her home. She had a sister named Mary who sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His Word (Luke 10:38-39). But, Martha (desiring to become the perfect hostess) became distracted and worried, under-emphasizing the importance of that which was needed (Luke 10:40).

Martha’s intentions were honorable, but in her worried and troubled state, she focused on wrong, unimportant things, dishonoring Jesus’ presence and purpose.

Mary’s focus was on what Jesus had to say. Her concern was to be the perfect disciple.

Like Martha, many Christians today become worried, troubled and distracted with less important things and under-emphasize the importance of that which is really needed, which is Jesus’ presence in our lives.

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