First Things First

The tension between Martha and Mary is often attributed to personality differences, or even sibling rivalry. But Martha’s struggle in Luke 10 was not the result of her personality as much as her priorities. As one pastor said, she had allowed service for Jesus to distract her from Jesus! Whether we are more like Mary or Martha, we are all at risk of neglecting the essential for the merely important. Thankfully, Jesus calls us back to Himself where we may rest not in our work for Him, but in His gracious work for us on the cross.