In the book of Luke, we are introduced to two sisters: Mary and Martha. The Scriptures record that Mary “sat at Jesus’ feet” and heard His word, while Martha was worried and distracted with serving (Lk 10:38-42). Ultimately, the point Jesus made was not that Martha’s service was unprofitable, but rather that Mary had chosen the better option available to the two sisters, which was to put all things aside to sit at the feet of Jesus and hear His teachings.
Are we siting at the feet of Jesus today? Well, Jesus is no longer here in person with us today, having ascended to Heaven some 2,000 years ago. Nevertheless, we can still figuratively “sit at the feet of Jesus”, when we take every opportunity to imbibe, meditate on, and apply His teachings found in His revealed word. Chores and service are important and are an inevitable part of life, but when we are presented with an opportunity to study God’s word, we are making the better choice when we put our chores aside temporarily to focus on “sitting at the feet of Jesus”.
There is a Sunday worship service and Bible class every week. Weekends are often the time to catch up with household chores and errands, but surely we can spare a few hours to “sit at the feet of Jesus” and learn something about His will for us?
There is a midweek Bible class every week. We often find ourselves tired out after a long day at work, but perhaps we can take this opportunity to “sit at the feet of Jesus” and be refreshed by lessons from His word?
There is a gospel meeting and the Four Seas College Lectureship coming up in the month of November. November is often a time when working adults are rushing to clear their projects before the December holiday season, but maybe we can grab this chance to “sit at the feet of Jesus”, listen to thoughtful lessons from the Bible, and catch up with brethren from all over the world whom we have not seen for ages?
When we were little children, we often loved nothing better than to sit at our parents’ feet and listen to their stories. Let us have that same child-like humility and innocence (cf. Matthew 18:3), and take every opportunity to sit at the Master’s feet and learn from Him.
God bless each and everyone of you.