the distraction of ministry




Luke 10:38-42

Luk 10:38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him as a guest.
Luk 10:39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he said.
Luk 10:40 But Martha was distracted with all the preparations she had to make, so she came up to him and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work alone? Tell her to help me.”
Luk 10:41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and stressed over many things,
Luk 10:42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the best part; it will not be taken away from her.”

the distraction of ministry

Martha thought Mary was just being selfish, hogging time with Jesus while her sister did all the preparation work. But Mary’s decision was actually a mature one. She had the Lord of life at her home. She was not going to waste time on mundane matters.

Each of us has the same choice. It is not a matter of commitment. What you are committed to is what matters, and that will be evidenced by the amount of time you set apart in you life. Even ministry can be a distraction if it keeps us from enjoying Christ’s presence.

LORD, keep us from working so hard for you that we have no time to get to know you.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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