WEIGHTIER MATTERS OF LIFE

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That day, the King came visiting. Sharon thought it good to serve Him water to drink, to provide Him food to eat. She saw Him coming, she hurried quickly to the Inn to get His meal ready.

The Master approached the house without any entourage, and without the regalia Kings are known to wear — this even made it difficult for people to know He is the King. Some saw Him and passed by Him. Only those who knew Him, hurried towards the house He approached.

The saying goes: If you know you know!

While Sharon hurried away, she thought aloud to herself: “Although I know He has come to share the message of life with us for our daily living, and for our profiting, I believe He will need my financial support once He is done — a chariot to convey Him, Mint, Anise and Cummin to pay Him Tithe; silver, gold and shekels to support His mission…”

Sharon got lost thinking and working. The Master kept teaching and healing. The burden of what to eat, what to drink, shelter, clothing and comfort kept Sharon away from listening and receiving.

That same day and time, Sheila on the other hand saw the King coming. She immediately pushed aside her baskets of barleys; told her hirelings to close for the day. She left her purse containing the silver, the gold and the shekels she was counting, and hurried to meet the King by the way. She helped the Master with the scrolls and parchment He carried. She walked by the side of the Master to the house. Her customers cried for her attention, she listened not. Her debtors came to pay back their debt, she attended to them not. Her elation can not be contained.

“The Master is in the house, come back later”. she screamed to all that came seeking for her.
She sat at His feet. The Master taught. She wrote all details on her leaflet.
That day Sheila received her miracles — that which money can not buy; that which debtors can not pay… She received the key to a good life.

Beloved, which of these two personalities are you?
Remember the Bible story of Martha and Mary in Luke 10:40-42 KJV:
“But Martha(Sharon) was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister(Sheila) hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. [41] And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: [42] But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

Don’t get this confused, Sharon or Martha’s services were not wrong per se. They were conceived from a good motive — love motive. However their priorities were wrong. The ‘Weightier matters of life’ which is learning at the Master’s feet, were to be sought after first and other cares can follow.
Please note: ‘the others’ are important, but they are not foremost. Proverbs 23:5 KJV says
“Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.”

Proverbs 8:17 KJV says
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”

Brethren seek the knowledge of God first and in thy seeking make it early. God bless you.

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  1. This is very insightful. A deep reflection of our religiousity as against relationship/Spirituality. Lord, help me focus on those things that count for eternity.

  2. Father, please help me to set my priorities right in Jesus name. Help me to make a conscious effort to feed my spirit in Jesus name.

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