What The Lord Doesn't Care For- July, 2013
"Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone?" (Luke 10:42)
It is assumed that Jesus is engrossed with our service to Him when He is not. The Lord doesn't care about service in the sense
of labor, He could force laborers. The concern of the Lord in service is not the mechanics, but the sanctification of the servant. "Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth." (John 17:17) Like Martha, many scurry about laboriously, missing the one necessity in life: sitting at the feet of Jesus patiently hearing His words. It's a discipline that often doesn't look very spiritual to those that are troubled and full of cares. The presence of the Lord stirs us deeply and can cause an uneasiness that produces impulsive behavior that the Lord is not the least bit concerned with. Looking busy is a subtle form of hypocrisy i.e. pretending to be connected when one isn't and an easy way to avoid the fact that one is not in fellowship with the Lord. When they do come to the Lord, it will be with an accusation and they're interaction with others will only be to bring them into the same bondage that they are in. Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.