Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | January 10, 2019

Devoted or distracted? – “search the Scriptures” – “it is these that testify about Me” – “come to Me so that you may have life.”

Today’s devotion comes from Luke 10:38-42.

“Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village;  and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.  She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word.  But Martha was distracted with all her preparations;  and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone?  Then tell her to help me.”  But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;  but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”  Luke 10:38-42.

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The “only one thing that is necessary” is that we search and study Scripture to come to Christ to have eternal life like Mary “who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word”.

Let us be like Mary who showed that she was devoted, not like Martha who was distracted and bothered by so many things.  “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal.”  John 6:27.

“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life;  it is these that testify about Me;  and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.”  John 5:39-40.

“… you have known the sacred writings (Scripture) which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”  2 Timothy 3:14-17.

“And the testimony (Scripture) is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  He who has the Son has the life;  he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.”  1 John 5:11-12.

“These things I have written to you (Scripture) who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.”  1 John 5:13.


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