Summary: David and Mary serve as examples that the one essential of life is to Worship God. Private Worship of God overflows into Public Worship. Both are essential to life as a Believer.
Worship-the One Essential of Life Luke 10:38-42
What is Essential?
Comedian Brian Regan shares how that when the airline lost his luggage, he goes to the counter where lost luggage is reported. He says’ "Now how would you like that job? People come up to the counter and you say. How are you today, Let me guess, you are not happy? Or maybe you angry. Or Perhaps you are Really really angry, Livid!"
Then, the attendant at the counter take your information and tell you they will do all they can to get your luggage to you ASAP and will contact you. Next, they give you and small bag the size of a sandwich bag called, an ESSENTIALS kit. Then Brian goes on to say. "So, this is an essential kit, I thought what I packed for the trip was my essential kit, but I stand corrected.
Let’s look at our lives. In tough times like these folks are beginning to reevaluate. If you are laid off or suffer a cut in pay…you begin to ask, “Do I really need this?” Is Cable essential? Is the Internet Essential? The same could be said of Cell Phones, Extra Vehicles and Play Things. When the rubber hits the road and there is only so much cash, we remember that as long as we have food and shelter and transportation we have all that we need. Maybe not all we want but what we need. We do not have everything, but the main thing Then we understand What really is Essential to Life.
In he Depression, many survived on a little cornbread, milk and pinto beans. If times get really rough we might be willing to reduce our lives to even the the bare Essentials.
This morning I want to share with you the Essentials of Life. Like the song “Getting back to the basics of Life.” We need to get back to the basics of Life. Before we build a house it is Essential to lay a strong foundation. Otherwise the house will begins to break apart through the stresses of time. On the other hand, Marble or Corian counter tops are beautiful, but not essential. Before we build a life, we must understand the Essentials and build upon them or we will break apart in the stresses of life.
The Essential of Worship
If you were to ask a crowd of people what was the One Essential in the Christian Life.Baptist says Evangelism. Pentecostal-Spirit filled life; Presbyterian -Reverence. How can we know what is really essential?
Let’s examine the Scripture.Scripture is the final authority.
One thing I have desired of the LORD,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the LORD,
And to inquire in His temple. Psalm 27:4
Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’[k] feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
41 And Jesus[l] answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
Martha is a servant minded individual. She is always busy. Her motto is "cleanliness is next to godliness."
Don’t miss this. Jesus did not rebuke her for her service. If folks don’t serve, the job won’t get done. He rebuked her because she put the good ahead of the Best.
As a result, she carried a load she wasn’t intended to carry.
Now what does the Bible say about worry. Worry is sin. Cast all your care upon him for he cares for you.
Worry about nothing, pray about everything. And the peace of God that passes all understanding will guard your hearts and mind.
Those who mind are stayed on God shall be kept in perfect peace.The focus is the Lord, the result will be peace.
But she did not have time to sit a the feet of Jesus.
Not only was Martha worried. She was resentful. She resented Mary. Now I believe the Lord Jesus, was not just telling Martha that she was worried about many things. But she was worried about things and People (Mary) that she should not be . Martha was not just a busy person, she was a busy body.
But the cut goes deeper. Not only did he refuse to rebuke Mary and rebuke her.