“But one thing is needed…”– Luke 10:42
We have been conditioned to define specific words to gain knowledge. However, the Christian is compelled to not only explore meaning but also to look for the application. There is no better place to view application than in the Scriptures. God’s Word then is written on the tablets of our hearts, it is sealed in the depths of it that we might walk in His ways and not sin against Him (Psalm 119:11).
The Psalmist wrote, “I will praise You with uprightness of heart, when I learn Your righteous judgments” (Psalm 119:7). There can be no better way to learn of our Lord’s righteousness but by merely sitting at His feet and listening. When we choose that “good part,” it will never be taken away.
Worship of Jesus has been defined in many ways, and we have been given a variety of examples. When we read of the story of Martha and Mary, however, we truly see its application. Mary sat at Jesus’ feet in stillness and took the time to listen to Him. Whatever day you have set-aside to worship the Lord, may you do away with all distractions, sit, listen, and be refreshed. It is then you will be able to serve Him wholeheartedly.
“I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.”– Psalm 119:15-16