Sometimes good things can distract us from better things... There was a woman who loved Jesus and invited Him into her home. But as she busied herself with good things – pouring herself into preparing the best for Jesus – she was distracted from something better. Jesus spoke to her heart’s need as He does to yours and mine: "You are worried and upset about many things, but ONLY ONE THING IS NEEDED." Of her sister who had been eagerly listening to Him teach, Jesus said, "She has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:38-42)
Family, friends, getting an education, a career, volunteering, recreation – these are all good things, blessings from God. But we can easily let them crowd out what is better. Only God’s Word brings the blessings of the forgiveness of our sins, salvation from death and hell, and eternal life through faith in Jesus. Enjoy the good things in life with thanksgiving, mindful that they are all fleeting joys. But treasure God’s Word as the ONE THING NEEDED. And of that one thing, Jesus says to you: 'It will not be taken away from you.'
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Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Daniel is the Staff Minister at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, El Paso TX.