Gentleness in Redirection

Series: What the World Needs Now | Week 7: Gentleness

Read Luke 10:38-42

1. How do Mary and Martha differ in this passage?
2. How does Jesus address Martha’s question?
3. What does Jesus desire that the women focus on?

Mary and Martha valued different aspects of hosting Jesus in their home. Mary focused on Jesus while Martha focused on the details of the meal she would prepare for Him. When Martha asked Jesus to back her up, He lovingly and gently redirected her focus away from the details and toward Himself as the guest.

This passage can teach us many lessons, but one thing it demonstrates is Jesus’ heart to teach and guide us. He desires to lead us in truth because He cares about our growth. The Psalms tell us that God’s Word is a lamp for our feet — a guide for us to follow Him. Jesus wants to gently redirect us to a way of living that allows the Holy Spirit to produce fruit in our lives.

Is there a specific area where you need redirection from God? Are you putting too much weight on something that isn’t as important in His eyes? Take a few minutes to reflect, and ask God to reveal anything that needs to be redirected. Then take a step to focus on Him.

Want to go deeper? Take a look at this article that encourages us to see that we do have time to sit with God like Mary exemplifies in Luke 10.

*TPCC does not necessarily endorse all “Want to go deeper” sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

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