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|3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by JourneytoEL(f): 6:58am On Jan 17|
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by JourneytoEL(f): 6:59am On Jan 17|
A man came visiting a family with two sisters. One of the sisters, Martha, was busy in the kitchen, preparing meals and cleaning while the other one, Mary, was "idling" away at his feet, gisting with him. Based on world standards, Martha, was right. She is an epitome of a responsible woman. 100yards wife material. Most likely a first daughter, but in the eyes of the Heaven, she was wrong. While, her sister, who the world would declare as lazy and irresponsible was right in the eyes of Heaven. The standard of judgement of the world is most times contrary to the standard of judgement of Heaven. What men judge as right might be wrong in heaven. And, those who the earth see as wrong maybe right in the eyes of God.
3 lessons to learn.
1. Never judge anyone in his walk with God.
Your standards and those of God aren't the same. Do not judge that you won't be judged (Luke 6:37a). Stop calling people sister mary, holy holy, you don't know if their dressing patterns were strictly designed for them from God. Stop calling people prostitutes because of the way they dress to church you don't know God's plan for their lives. In Jer 17:10, the Lord said, I , the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.
2. The busy bee may be the farthest from God.
Nothing beats personal intimacy with God. Many people believe been a good Christian is about taking up positions in church. They are chapter presidents, unit leaders, lead singers etc. While it is good and profitable to work for God, it shouldn't take the place of fellowship with him. Avoid any position that will keep you too busy to personally commune with him through prayers. If you are been led to work for God and it's your day, choose a time of the night to meet him in prayers. It could be midnight, 3 a.m, 5a.m etc. The same way God desired to interact with Adam (Gen 3:8 ) is still how he longs to commune with Christians today. Don't say no to him because you are too busy (naked) (Gen 3:10).
3. Always seek the counsel of the Holy Spirit
Yes, you heard you have been called to God. The next thing for you is to enrol in a Bible school based and buy shiny suits based on the world's standard, but the Holy Spirit might be telling you to pray at midnight, fast 3 times a week and sweep the church every saturday. Whatever, you do as a Christian, always seek the counsel of the Holy Spirit and obey him. It isn't about what you think and feel is right, it is about what the Spirit of God says is right. As Apostle Paul puts it beautifully in his letter to the Romans in Rom 8:14, For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Been a son of God, is not based on your strength but rather on your willingness to be led by the Spirit of God.
Always remember to commune with the Holy Spirit in all matters as Apostle Paul will say in 2 Cor 13:14, The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the Communion ( fellowship, intimacy, koinonia, sharing together) in the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. The Holy Spirit is here to teach us the post-ascension believers and we can always trust him to bring us to all truth. For it is written, However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.( John 16:13). Nothing beats having a personal relationship with God, like Mary, it is one thing no one can take away from you (Luke 10:42b). Praise God.
Did you learn anything feom this scripture, please share with us.
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|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by JourneytoEL(f): 7:02am On Jan 17|
Almighty Father, Creator and giver of all that is good. We thank you for this lovely sunday you have made and beg of you to forgive our shortcomings. Father, direct all who need to learn this lessons to this thread and open their understanding, likewise, forgive those who will come here with the intent of derailing in the Mighty and unchallenged name of Jesus, the true and faithful witness. Amen
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|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by Oyiboman69: 7:02am On Jan 17|
Happy Sunday nairalanders
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by Oyiboman69: 7:04am On Jan 17|
JourneytoEL:Only you quote and first comment...today na Sunday make I no talk....
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by tobechi74: 7:13am On Jan 17|
A father is busy in office Makin money for family
Another father spend time with family and I'd poor.
The second father will be loved by family
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by JourneytoEL(f): 6:42am On Jan 24|
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by AntiChristian: 9:18am On Jan 24|
Mary is obviously the best woman of her time.
She's not the mother of God as God is not born!
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|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by money121(m): 9:18am On Jan 24|
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by samx4real(m): 9:19am On Jan 24|
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by blinking001(m): 9:20am On Jan 24|
Wahala for who no sabi God..
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by Starcrest1: 9:21am On Jan 24|
Well what can I say we learn every day but what we achieve with what we learnt is the real question.
Let's endeavour to be brilliant.......
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by illicit(m): 9:22am On Jan 24|
Mary's too dey like men....
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by DropsMic(m): 9:22am On Jan 24|
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by ignis: 9:23am On Jan 24|
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by Truefaith: 9:24am On Jan 24|
Christ's rebuke to Mather is the same rebuke to hundred of millions of people who follow their so-called "men of God" today.
They have little or no knowledge of God's words in the Bible.
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by RuddyFusion(m): 9:25am On Jan 24|
May God help us to know and walk with HIM right..
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by Righteousness2(m): 9:26am On Jan 24|
What Matters to Martha Does not really Matter.
Many of us today are Martha's! We are so concerned with this and that.
We are so Concerned with cares of the world.
What to eat,
What to Drink
How to be beautiful,
My skin this
My cloth this.
So many My's
We Abadon what Really Matters
We Abadon what will Guarantee us Eternal Life,
We Abadon our Genuie Relationship with JESUS which is what is Most Important.
Many Have Pursued Nonessentials and Pursued it to their Graves.
We Must Understand that no matter what we engage in or acquire on Earth, If we depart without the Needful ( JESUS CHRIST), it is a Waste of living.
We need to be like Mary.
We need to be Eager to Eat from the table of GOD Almighty always.
We need to Live our lives in the Conciousness of our Eternity..
We need to Make Holiness and Righteousness our Pirioty in all our doings.
This is what Really Matters.
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|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by Mindlog: 9:27am On Jan 24|
Spending time with one's family does not make a man poor nor being busy in the office with less time for family, makes a man rich
Making money today is not exclusively tied to a particular location.
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by TrueChristians: 9:29am On Jan 24|
Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by Nobody: 9:31am On Jan 24|
Chickens are the closest relatives of dinosaurs alive.
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by Bluntguy: 9:33am On Jan 24|
Oyiboman69:Is this the only thing you learnt from her post?
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by Richy4(m): 9:35am On Jan 24|
This is a bit easy for OP to write.. extremely easy...
Put yourself in Martha's position and use your imagination....U have a younger sister at home, You have a lot of chores to do including cooking... and the younger sister was busy listening to a pastor talking... Who will cook the food? Who will fetch the water because I believe then, there was no running tap etc..
Mary look like that regular girl everyone knows that is scared of chores and needed special invite to enter into the kitchen to help out..
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by femi4: 9:41am On Jan 24|
4. Seek God before his work, else you ll be doing his work amiss
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by BigDawsNet: 9:46am On Jan 24|
Jesus is the only way
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by kenbee(m): 9:48am On Jan 24|
Lazy ones may make Heaven before the so called hard working ones. Never judge anyone
|Re: 3 Lessons To Learn From Mary And Martha by Lovelife2much: 9:52am On Jan 24|
Welcome to church
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