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We ought to be Martha and Mary in one: we should do much service, and have much communion at the same time. C. Spurgeon

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rhkpennsylvania
Dec. 29th, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
I broke into the "Yo. Yo, yo. Don't mess with my yo-yo" song this morning. I did the dance and leg kicks too. It made me think of you.
1carolinabrown
Dec. 29th, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
I'm with you..."Yo...yo, yo..."
mattiescottage
Dec. 29th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Interesting thought. Do you think it is Biblically supported? I had always thought of this passage as Jesus teaching us that we can't do it all and that Mary "chose the better thing." I'm not arguing here. Just interested in thinking this through some more.
1carolinabrown
Dec. 29th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
That's a really good thing to ponder. Mary did choose the better thing in that situation.
And yet, at the same time, if we want to be great in God's kingdom we are called to be the servant of all (Mark 10:45, Matt 20:26). We definitely need wisdom to "rightly divide" these truths!
mattiescottage
Dec. 29th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I get that Spurgeon wants to point to the rightness of servanthood as well. Jesus's point was that Martha was letting one good thing get imbalanced in the face of something more important. As you say, we need to rightly divide these things.

(Probably it would help if I read what Spurgeon said in context.)

Thanks for discussing these thoughts with me. It's great to share! Have a blessed weekend!
1carolinabrown
Dec. 29th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
" Martha was letting one good thing get imbalanced in the face of something more important."

I totally agree. Service means absolutely nothing if we are not connected to Jesus. Hell is probably full of well intentioned people who tried to work their way to heaven.

So...Jesus first...then servanthood!
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