The Highest Worship

The Highest Worship

What is your priority?

Productivity is king! Work smarter, not faster. And the list goes on. Our culture is filled with aphorisms glorifying work and a life filled with busyness.

And it’s not just our culture but human nature itself. We feel good when we work and can complete an item on the to-do list. It brings great satisfaction. But it’s that satisfaction we begin to crave and prioritize. We make work an idol.

In today’s lesson, we hear Jesus remind us that the “needful thing” is His Word – “the good part”. That what we need is to be still and listen. Absorb Scripture and enjoy the fellowship of other Christians. It’s a tough thing to do when there are a million tasks to complete but when God’s Word calls, it only benefits us to listen.

Christ also reminds us that this needful thing is the highest worship. It is the simple focus is on His Word. Nothing should detract from it. Of course, we want to add all the bells and whistles but if anything distracts us from His Word; then it is not beneficial.

So as we go through our daily tasks and join together for fellowship, may we always remember “the one thing needful” is His Word.

Thanks be to Christ!

Here is today’s sermon text from Luke 10:

38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

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Announcements

Bible Study: Our midweek Bible study will NOT meet this week Wednesday. The Sunday morning class will meet at 9:45.

Vacation: Pastor Jenson will be gone this week and return on Tuesday, July 26th. Please contact Deacon Poe with any questions or concerns.

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