“Martha, Martha.” the LORD answered, ” you are worried and upset about many things, But only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42.
One thing is essential, and that is the ultimate reason God created man; to worship and to seek Him. Others have chosen to worship other gods. It could be family, job, a way of life, spouse, games, money or even one self. The things we spend much time in doing and value over every other thing are the idols we worship. Everything that replaces God in our lives are our idols. They replace God because, we choose to do them instead of reading God’s word, praying and fellowshipping with God.
As human beings, we are mostly defined by what we worship. What we worship tells who and what we are. We become more like what we worship. We gain our worth and identity from what we worship. As men and creatures of God, we loose our worth and importance when we choose to worship anything or anyone either than God, our creator.
Apart from God, everything else is easily shaken and when that happens, our lives turn upside down and become unstable, and we begin to crash. Apart from God, we cannot rely on anything else that can’t guarantee us anything better or equal to God, and there is absolutely none. Jesus Christ is the solid rock we can stand on, all other ground is sinking sand.
In our text, Jesus and his disciples had visited a woman named Martha and her sister Mary. While Martha was trying to prepare something for Jesus, Mary chose to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to what he said. So Martha went to Jesus to complain that, her sister join her in the work. Jesus told her not to worry about the many things that bothered her. Jesus said “many things”, because he knew that it wasn’t only about Mary not helping her, but many things bothered her as well.
Jesus went on tell Martha, the one thing that is needed, that Mary was doing right. That one thing that is needed is sitting at the feet of the LORD. Jesus said in Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first of the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you”.
Seeking God above everything else is the one and most important thing one would ever do. Getting all the wealth, fame, accolades and honors minus Jesus is vanity and folly.
David, a great and wise king said in Psalm 27:4, ” One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in this temple.” Let us all in agreement and in one spirit, join in with that David and seek this one thing.
If Jesus is the one and most important thing in your life, when everything else is falling apart, you won’t feel like your whole world is falling apart because He is your everything.
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