KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 10:42 KJV” But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
The Lord visited Martha and her sister with His usual entourage. As He got settled, He started teaching the people as He always does. Mary joined the people to listen to the master teach. Meanwhile, Martha was in the kitchen preparing some food for Jesus and His disciples as most people would have done. After some moments of working in the kitchen, Martha came to the master and lamented saying. Luke 10:40 KJV “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.” The Lord answered her and said; Martha, Martha you are worried about many things. He then added, “But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
What had Mary chosen? Attending to the words of life! God’s word is the principle or laws that control the universe. John 1:3 KJV “All things were made by him; and without him (the Word) was not any thing made that was made”. His word is what holds the sun, the moon and other galaxies in place.
Jesus said ONE thing is needful, not two or three. May your eyes be enlightened to know that this word of God is the most important thing to give all your attention to. Psalm 107 narrates the story of the Israelites as they left Egypt for the promised land. He wrote Psalms 107:18 KJV “Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.” These people rejected the word of God. God’s word is symbolised by food. When we consistently take in the word, our souls are strengthened to face all kinds of issues that come our way. In verse 20 , the psalmist wrote, He ( God) sent His word and healed them and delivered them from all their destructions .
The word according to Acts 20:32 the word of God’s grace is able to build us up and give us an inheritance among the saints. As s child of God, our father has great blessings as well as specific possessions that we are to receive. We can only have them if we have matured in the word.
The Bible teaches with God nothing shall be impossible, and on the other side, all things are possible to him who believes. It is the word that brings faith into the heart of man to step into the shoes of God. No wonder the Lord said, only one thing is needful, and that is, receiving the word of God. The Psalmist said blessed, happy, or most privileged is the man who forsakes all other mundane things to delight in the word, and to meditate in it, day and night. Such a one would be blessed in all that He does.
The word of God is God Himself coming to me in thoughts and vocabulary form. It enlightens the eyes, gives wisdom to the simple, heals sick bodies, and turns righteous the froward. I give my all to receive and to do it.
THOUGHT: KEEP RECEIVING THE WORD, AND SPIRITUAL DARKNESS CAN NOT QUESTION YOU.
Ezra 7:10 KJV” For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.”
Col 3:16 KJV” Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”