Notes: October 20, 2009

Martha, Martha

When Jesus spoke these words, surely she listened.

Luke 10:38-42

  • Jesus was invited to Martha’s house.
  • While he was teaching, her sister Mary listened intently.
  • Martha was busy preparing and serving food.
  • At an opportune moment, she chided Jesus for not encouraging Mary to help in the kitchen.
  • Jesus, however, used the opportunity to chide Martha for her over concern for food preparation, and to praise Mary for her decision to listen to the teaching about God.