Mary’s “One Thing”

Luke 10:40-42 But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the best/good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

One thing is necessary
Choose the “best/good” part
At the feet of Jesus –Luke 10:39
Worship and bow down before Him –Psalms 95:6-7
With wholehearted devotion –Jeremiah 29:13
Behold Him! –Psalms 27:4
Jeremiah 29:13When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you search for me with all your heart and soul …
Psalms 95:6-7 AMP … O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker [in reverent praise and prayer]. For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today, if {only} you will hear{listen&obey} His voice …

Word Study
From NetBible Ps 27:4
One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek[01245]
That I may dwell[03427] in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold[02372] the beauty of the Lord and to meditate[01239]in His temple.

  • seek[01245] = require, desire, exact, request
    -to search out (by any method, specifically
    in worship or prayer
  • dwell[03427] = abide, inhabit, marry, keep house
  • behold[02372] = to see (by experience), perceive, prophesy
    *Psalm 11:7The LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold[02372] His face.
    ** To “see” God’s “face” means to have access to his presence and to experience his favor
  • meditate[01239] = seek, inquire, consider, contemplate, examine

From NetBible Jere 29:13

  • seek[01245] = require, desire, exact, request
    -to search out (by any method, specifically
    in worship or prayer
  • search for[01875] = seek with care, enquire, to follow
    – in prayer and worship

From NetBible Ps 95:6

  • worship[07812] = to bow down, prostrate oneself before superior[God] in homage
  • bow down[03766] = kneel in reverence, prostrate
  • kneel[01288] = bless, to adore


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