Quoting verse 42 KJV …Mary hath chosen that good part.
I have often thought that what Martha was doing was very important, as she was trying to meet Jesus and His disciples’s physical needs. One can even understand her criticizing her sister for not helping, and then….it dawned upon me!
I have often heard ministers speak of God’s perfect will, and His permissive will, and now, I feel that I understand the situation a little better.
Many things we do are “good,” but there is a “best.”
It seems that the tendency today is to walk as close to a line of disobedience without stepping over; doing just enough to “get by.” What Martha did was good, but Mary went one step farther in doing God’s will.
William booth was the founder of the Salvation Army, and his story is one of great interest. Someone asked him the secret of his success, and as tears ran down his face, he stated “I will tell you the secret. God has had all there was of me to have.” I am sure that was a sincere statement. Still today, the Salvation Army is reaching out to the outcasts, and troubled people of this world, and has spread into 58 countries. (Perhaps even more by now)
Dwight Moody once said, “The world has yet to see what could be accomplished by one man, who was totally sold out to God.” To me, William Booth is a good example of that statement.
May God help us to be totally sold out to God. We need to arise to the defense of Christian principles, and live more closely to Him. Let us quit walking “close to the line and go all the way with our Lord and Savior.
All the way my Savior leads me
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercies,
Who through life has been my guide? Fanny Crosby