Updated: Dec 8, 2022
(Get Your Priorities Right)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it–it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.”
(Luke 10:41-42 MSG)
Many young people are preoccupied with getting better grades, having more money, being more likeable, attractive, trendy, etc. While it’s okay to have these things, they’ll never make you a complete person or bring you to the place where God’s Spirit wants you to be.
Your greatest pursuit in life should be getting a hold of God’s Word, knowing it, and living it. It matters that you allow the Word to build your life and mould your character.
In Luke 10, when Jesus visited Mary and Martha in their home, Martha thought to give Him a treat, so she hurried into the kitchen to fix Him a meal. Mary, however, thought that the Master in their house was an opportunity of a lifetime to get her life enriched.
So, she sat at Jesus’ feet, listening to Him with rapt attention and absorbing every word that came out of His lips.
Despite Martha complaining that Mary had left her to do the chores all by herself, Jesus commended Mary’s faith and passion for the Word. He noted that Mary gave attention to what was most important while Martha had her priorities wrong. Learn from Mary; set your priorities right by giving your greatest attention to the Word of God.
Remember the precious words of the Master in Matthew 6:33, “…be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things” (GNB).
Go Deeper: Psalm 37:4, Matthew 6:33
Speak: Dear Father, thank you for giving me your Word—the material to build my life and strengthen my faith. Through your Word, my understanding is enlightened to know the mysteries of your Kingdom and walk in your perfect will, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR 1 John 2:15-3:1-10, Ezekiel 11-12
TWO YEAR John 16:23-33, 2 Chronicles 3-4
Act: Meditate on the following scripture: “…do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings” (Matthew 6:34 GNB).