The Better Way

     Today’s blog was suggested to me by one of my daughters.  I would like to use it as the theme for this Bible Encouragement For Women blog.  Together we want to seek  “The Good Part”,  “The Better Way.” Using the Bible scripture from Luke 19:38-42, which is the story about Jesus  visiting in the home of Lazarus, Martha and Mary, let’s study together about Mary choosing the “Good Part.”  God’s Word tells us that Martha’s way was not necessarily “wrong,” as she was the hostess and responsible for serving the meal, but according to two of my favorite Bible scholars, Matthew Henry and John MacArthur, Martha was fussing about details that were unnecessarily elaborate.  Luke 19:40 says Martha was “cumbered” ( KJV )  or “distracted” ( NASB ).  “Care is good and duty, but cumber is sin and folly.”  Jesus Christ said, “one thing is needful.”  There is a way of accomplishing our tasks as wives and mothers, but according to Christ we want to be careful to chose “the good part.”  

      Let us like Martha, fulfill the wonderful, unique, special role and responsibilities God has given us as wives and mothers, but with an attitude like Mary– an attitude of worship and meditation and listening with an open mind and heart to Jesus’ words.  This will keep everything in the right perspective.

Theme:  The Better Way: Choosing Time Alone With God Over Elaborate Details is Better


About Gail Slawson

I am a 74 year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After 54 years of marriage, my husband and I have been richly blessed with 4 wonderful children and their wonderful mates and 19 precious grandchildren, five of whom are already with the Lord and 5 great-grandchildren. My husband and I are busy retirees and reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where we serve the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible Studies, as mentors in our church and telling others about Him "as we go." Mark 16:15
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2 Responses to The Better Way

  1. Beth says:

    I’m so excited mama! I know the Lord has many things to say through you!


  2. Wanna to thank you for interesting articles buddy. Keep posting ]


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