February 9, 2012
Today’s Text: Luke 10:38-42
Today’s Key Thought: A wise steward of their time chooses the best over the good.
All of us make the decisions we make based on what is important to us at the time, but that doesn’t mean that we are being wise with our time. In fact, none of us intentionally choose to use our time for something unless there is some perceived benefit to using our time in that way. I sit on the couch and watch TV because I’m entertained and relaxed. With that being said, being wise with our time doesn’t mean that we just choose what is good. Being wise with our time means that we should choose what is best over what is good.
In today’s text we see 2 examples of how people were using their time. Mary was sitting with Jesus, while Martha was serving Jesus. It certainly wasn’t wrong for Martha to be serving Jesus. But when she criticized Mary for not helping, Jesus told her, “Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
When we couple yesterday’s teaching with today’s verses we begin to see something very interesting. If you are like me there are things you are doing with your time that are good, but if we are going to be wise with our time we should say no to these things so that we can choose the best.