Luke 10:38-42 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
I look at Mary and Martha as two types of Christians. Martha is the dedicated servant. Mary is the dedicated worshiper. Both are saved, both have a relationship with Jesus. Servants are needful, without a doubt. Our churches would suffer from neglect without them. Their contributions in fellowship are worthy of recognition and gratitude. Thank you all.
So what is it about Mary that sets her apart? I pointed it out yesterday but didn’t finish the thought.
John 11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.
These Jews that had come to comfort Mary and Martha at the death of their brother Lazarus stayed with Mary while Martha went to meet Jesus. When Mary got up to meet Jesus they followed her. The only real difference between Mary and Martha in the eyes of these Jews was a dedication to serve and a dedication to worship. It was the Mary type that intrigued these religious types.
It is your devotion to worship that sets you apart from others. When you go to meet with Jesus, they will follow you. Following those who follow Jesus is being lead to Jesus.