Was It Just Martha's Personality?

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  • In Luke 10:38-42, Mary sat at Christ’s feet while Martha worried about the meal preparations.
  • In John 11:1-46, After Lazarus' death, Martha ran to Christ. Mary fell at his feet.
  • In John 12:1-8, Mary anointed Jesus feet while Martha served.
Martha loved, trusted and served Jesus. But she rarely was found at His feet.

Was it just her personality? I don't think so.

Jesus didn't defend Mary’s personality in these passages; He defended her understanding and priorities. Mary knew that knowledge, comfort, and worship begin at the feet of Christ.

No matter our personality type, let's ask God for Mary's understanding. Christ alone holds the answers to our deepest longings, and He loves spending time with us! How sweet is that!
© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011

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  1. I just found your blog through Titus2Tuesdays. What a neat little devotional! -Tabitha

    1. Thanks for taking time to make an encouraging comment!

  2. "Mary fell at his feet". I love that picture. Thank you for a sweet reminder to think more like Mary. This post was the reader's choice over at WJIM this week. Thank you for sharing it.


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