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Wednesday's Word: October 2010

Wednesday's Word

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday’s Word – Act Like You Got Some Scents

Hello All,
Okay this Wednesday’s word may not be for you, but maybe it’s for somebody you know. This one is for those people who often get much too busy. Not that they would ever think that they’re working their way to Heaven, no indeed. More than likely they’re well aware of the true value Grace and also of the true value of servant hood, and the witnessing power that comes from extending yourself to meet the needs of others. So what’s the matter with these people? In all their busy-ness, the true Matter has lost some of its meaning. Like the story of Mary and Martha in Luke.

Here’s the Word –
Luke 10:39And she (Martha) had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. 40But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

In the illustration, Martha saw the work of serving as being most important. Now you may be reading this and thinking to yourself, “But isn’t the work important?” – In that case this Wednesday’s Word may be for you, but the point is – Yes, it is very important, just not as important as the greatest commandment (Matthew 22:37) Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. And that’s what Mary was doing. Sitting at Jesus’ feet. Interacting with Him. Listing to Him. Loving Him.
We also see Mary at Jesus’ feet in Matt 26, Mark 14 and John 12 where the account of Mary anointing Jesus before His death finds her bringing a box of perfume, pure and very expensive, breaking it and pouring it on Her Glorious Savior. This was an expression of the kind of heart she had for the Lord.

Sometimes some of us get so busy, that work starts to overshadow worship. We drop by Jesus’ office and put little yellow stickies of our prayer requests or “sorry for sin” memos in His “IN” basket. Jesus becomes the Director of a co-op rather than, “Behold the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). So, I’m not discounting that the work is important. Emphasizing the importance of serving has and will be the focus of other Wednesday’s Words. But sometimes we have to go back to our first Love. Jesus and us, alone, remembering how He, with all of His Holiness, reached into the despicable state we’d gotten ourselves into and because of His great love for us – Pulled us out. Sometimes we have to remember that at some point back then, it was us at Jesus feet, devoted and worshiping.

Let’s not ever forget the greatest commandment, let’s remember to act like we got some scents.

In Him,