One Thing Needful   1 comment

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Above:  Jesus in the Home of Mary and Martha, by Jacopo Tintoretto

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Luke 10, 42

Martha was domestic & must have undertaken more than an ordinary meal.  Mary quite forgot other matters sitting at the feet of Jesus.

1.  One thing is needful–compared to it all else is insignificant.

(a)  Man is a soul that will abide forever.  It is of first importance.  Religion is man’s chief concern.

(b)  It is man’s temptation to become so engrossed in other matters as to neglect his soul.  Pity he yields!  No one ought to become so busy that he has not time for daily meditation and prayer.

2.  It is all the result of choice.  God delegates this sovereign right to every man.  It adds dignity and happiness to man.

When this choice is made all other questions take their proper place.

3.  There are rich results that flow if one chooses that good part.  Surely pardon, peace, and constant fellowship with Christ & heaven at last are all the heart could wish.

Let everyone attend to the one essential thing–choose Jesus first.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted August 20, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 M-R, Luke-Acts

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