38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and wipe them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet and anointed them with the perfume.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at Jesus' feet and heard his word. [We hear his word from within our hearts. Rom 10:8,17.]
40 Now Martha was distracted with much serving, and so she came to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her that she should help me."
41 But Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things.
42 There is only one thing needed and Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.4 [Jesus said to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness as our life's highest priority, Mat 6:33; and here Jesus tells us how, the one thing we need to do: to sit at His feet and listen to his words, which he speaks to us from within our hearts. To hear Him speak to us, we must sit in humble silence and wait — as we listen to hear and then obey; when we obey Him, we are following Jesus. From the Word of the Lord within: "In humble silence we sit and wait. Think on His name. Sit with me, and I will make you clean. Sit with me, and I will reveal all. Follow me as fast as you can; you start by sitting. If those who hear will obey, their progress will be swift. God is not found going to services or reading about him. There is only one thing needful. Hear me, my children. Come to me, and I will speak to your souls." Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and [then] you will find rest for your souls. Mat 11:29]
|Deuteronomy 33:3 |
3 Surely he loves the people; all your holy ones are in your power. And they sit at your feet, each receiving your words.1 [From the Word of the Lord within: "To sit in humble silence, waiting on the Lord, is to bear the cross — instead of thinking how you might please others. Those who sit at the feet of Christ to hear His word — their ground is to wait. In humble silence we sit and wait. When you sit and wait, hope for purity, hope for change. Sit with me, and I will make you clean. Sit with me, and I will make you whole. Sit with me, and I will reveal all. In the course of your day, sit, sit, sit."]