Luke 10:40-42...But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore, tell her to help me." "And Jesus answered and said, to her, Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But ONE THING is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."
What takes your attention? What do you spend your time on? Many christians have given much time to 'activities' in the Church and have neglected the ONE THING that is most important. Both Martha and Mary were in the Church but each was giving attention to two different things. A lot of people are in the Church today but the Church is not in them.
Friends, the world we live today is full of pleasurable distractions just like the one that Martha involved herself in. Note, Martha was not doing anything wrong, after all, she was preparing meal for Jesus and the rest of them. Likewise, a lot of christians are giving more attention to a whole lot of activities and religious rituals in church to the neglect of that ONE THING.
To show the seriousness of the matter, Jesus repeated Martha's name twice. Activities and religiousity will not grant you eternal life. The ONLY THING that guarantee eternal life is to give attention to HIS WORD just like Mary did. Brother and Sister, ONE THING is needed and that one thing can not be taken away from you. Most of the things people give attention to is ephemeral, it does not last long, it would fail ultimately, only the WORD OF GOD never fails.
Mary came to an understanding that there is one type of food that you partake in and you will never go hungry again. But, Martha was busy looking after a food that can not last, the type you eat and you will go hungry again. What are you giving attention to in your life?
Pray it aloud; Lord, I seek that ONE THING today!