Simple is good for me. It keeps me from misunderstanding. That is what I see in the lives of Mary and Martha. Their lives teach us so many lessons. They opened their home and their lives to Jesus. Scripture records the relationship that grew between them. That ought to tell us a great deal about our own relationship with Him should grow. Furthermore,
we see in these two sisters a worker and worshiper. A quick glance into their experience from John 12:7-8 tells us much. Martha is working. She is consumed with service. Mary is worshiping. She is totally focused on Jesus. Jesus does not tell Martha (or us) that working for Him is wrong or out of place. He does correct Martha for “fussing” at Mary. Martha’s mistake wasn’t service, but trying to manages someone else’s devotion. It’s a good thing that problem no longer exists! Jesus does tell us, in His comments to Martha, that a priority must exist. He IS the priority. Service is good and necessary, but He is the most important. We cannot serve Him at the expense of worshiping Him and building our relationship with Him. Think about it!
Soli Deo Gloria!