Give Your Agenda to the Lord - Luke 10:38-42

Giving Up Our Agenda For the Lord - Mary and Martha - Luke 10:38-42
“Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work myself? Tell her to help me!” Luke 10:40

My natural inclination is to sympathize with Martha in Luke 10:38-42. Who likes being stuck in the kitchen while your sister relaxes with guests? But Jesus rebuked Martha.

It was a sweet rebuke--The doubling of her name was a form of endearment (Luke 10:41). He wanted her company more than a fancy meal.

I hope Martha decided to serve pita sandwiches, took off her apron and plopped down next to Mary at Jesus' feet. We can do the same by:
  • Welcoming "divine interruptions" in our day.
  • Simplifying and prioritizing our schedules. Busyness is often motivated by pride and immaturity.
  • Seeking first the things of God and letting Him work out the rest (Matthew 6:33).
If God asks, will you give up your agenda today and sit on the floor?
© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011

If you haven’t read the story of Mary and Martha, it’s just 5 verses: Luke 10:38-42.

If you liked this devotion sign up below for a free subscription and have a 1-minute devotion delivered to your email each weekday.

After signing up, you'll be sent a FEEDBURNER email. Click link in that email to start your subscription

Enter your email address
Giving Up Our Agenda For the Lord - Mary and Martha - Luke 10:38-42


  1. Me! You asked who being stuck in the kitchen doing things.actually i like being stuck doing things in the house as long as the other person doesn't scatter everywhere when i am through. But nowadays i am learning to prioritize and know when to stop with the Martha things and start behaving like Mary. Nice post....


    1. Nothing wrong with enjoying work in your fact, it's a good thing. But, as you pointed out, we all need to prioritize our lives to make sure we sit at Jesus' feet. : )


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...