Martha and Mary had decided to invite Jesus into their home. He was to be their guest of honor. Much preparation goes in to welcoming someone into your house. Cleaning, cooking, etc. It really takes a servant’s heart to be a good host/hostess.
Martha and Mary scrambled around wanting to make Jesus feel welcome. Then He arrived. He began to speak. Mary stopped to listen. Martha didn’t.
Martha went to Jesus frustrated about her sister’s lack of help.
Jesus responded, “Mary hath chosen that good part…”
Each day we are faced with choices to prioritize what is going on in our lives.
Before Jesus arrived at Mary and Martha’s house it was the women’s top priority to make sure their house was welcoming to Jesus. But once Jesus arrived He became the top priority.
Constantly evaluate what is going on in your life. Keep your priorities in line. And remember that spending time with Jesus should always be at the top of your list.