Get Your Priorities Right

Luke 10:38-42 makes it can become so easy for us to get wrapped up in all the things we need to do and the things that need to be accomplished that we lose sight of what the most important thing is. Isn’t it possible that we can get too wrapped up in the cares of life? Jesus makes this even more clear in the parable He told about the sower. “He who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful” (Matthew 13:22).

The highest priority in our lives needs to be choosing the good part, as Mary did: to learn of Jesus so that we can become like Him. It’s a love and devotion to Him that makes everything else of secondary importance. It is to seek the riches of wisdom and understanding that are in Him. If we don’t do this, how can we follow Him, how can we be His disciples? A disciple is another word for a follower of Christ, one who is learning to be like his Master. As a disciple you follow Jesus Christ, who is the Master and by living like Him you become more like Him. (Cf. Matthew 16:24; 1 Peter 2:21-22).

This is not an excuse to be lazy, and not take responsibility for anything. That is another trap entirely. We are to be doers of the Word, and not hearers only! (Cf. James 1:22) But what we do has to be led by the Spirit, whose voice we learn to hear by choosing the good part. There is no blessing in running our own lives based on our human understanding of what is important. Mary understood that she needed to learn more of her Master and to seek the things that have eternal value. It is when we do that that we can be a blessing, because then all of our works are Spirit-driven. Love causes us to listen, to learn, and to keep His commandments (See 1 John 5:3). “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27.

Bible Passages for Daily Reflection

To be equipped for God’s work, we must study His word (Cf. 2 Timothy 3:16-17), reflect on it daily and live. Ensure you share the fruits of your meditation with at least two people.

Sunday:          Rom 3:1-31
Monday:         Rom 4:1-25
Tuesday:        Rom 5:1-21
Wednesday:   Rom 6:1-23
Thursday:      Rom 7:1-25
Friday:           Rom 8:1-30
Saturday:       Rom 9:1-33

Psalm of the Week: Psalm 133


Lord! Help us to be hospitable like Moses and Mary fulfil in us your endless blessings. Amen!

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