October 12, 2016

Did We Lost Control?

"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things..."

Luke 10:41-42King James Version (KJV)

41 And JESUS answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But ONE THING is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her

Maar Jesus antwoord en sĂȘ vir haar: Martha, Martha, jy is besorg en verontrus oor baie dinge;  maar EEN DING is nodig; en Maria het die goeie deel uitgekies wat van haar nie weggeneem sal word nie.
LUKAS 10:41‭-‬42 

Luke 10

V 1–7: MISSIONARY MIND Jesus sends out His larger band of seventy disciples, two by two, and they are told that the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. He commands them to pray that God will send workers into the harvest field. They are to go, following His instructions as His disciples, and to lodge with those sympathetic to the message. V 8–16: REPENTANCE REQUIRED If a town will not receive the message and repent, they are to move to the next town, shaking the dust off their feet. Jesus teaches that the punishment on the towns of Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum—which now see Him at work, but reject Him—will be greater than that suffered in the past by the towns of Sodom, Tyre and Sidon. Those towns offended God but had not seen Him working in the same way that Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum witnessed. To reject the message and messengers of Jesus is to reject Him. V 17–20: REAL REJOICING The band of seventy return full of joy because they have been able to cast out demons. Jesus tells them to rejoice rather because their names are written in heaven. Success may evade them tomorrow, but their salvation is still secure! V 21–24: SPIRITUAL SENSE Jesus thanks His Father that His blessing is on those who come to Him as children rather than those who are learned in this world’s sense. He stresses the oneness between Father and Son and underlines how blessed people are who have come to trust Him. Many kings and prophets in history longed to have the privilege of knowing God that those enjoy who trust Him now. V 25–28: CONCISE COMMANDS Jesus endorses the lawyer’s summary of the Ten Commandments into two: first, love God; second, love your neighbour as yourself. This is as He deals with a question as to what must be done to inherit eternal life. Clearly none of us has loved God or our neighbours like that. V 29–37: NEIGHBOUR’S NEEDS Jesus tells about the caring Samaritan, who goes to the help of a needy and injured victim of robbers, after two religious Jewish men fail to help him. The Samaritan also provides for the man’s future care. Jesus teaches that anyone in need is our neighbour, and that we should all do ‘likewise’. V 38–42: PRIORITY PRACTISED Jesus commends Mary to overburdened and distracted Martha, and tells her that the most necessary thing is to sit at His feet and listen to what He says. Martha does much that is right but misses the ‘one thing’ that is ‘needed’.

■  Matt. 19:1, 2:  Verse 1 indicates the close of another division of the gospel (see 7:28). With verse 2 it describes very briefly a journey from Galilee into the district of Judea beyond Jordan (Perea)....

■  Introduction to the Gospel According to Luke:
Authorship. Ancient testimony is unanimous that Luke (“the beloved physician,” Col. 4:14) penned the third Gospel. Modern scholarship has rightly...

LUKE 10:3839 Martha and Mary were the sisters of Lazarus and were from Bethany, which was about two miles east of Jerusalem. Martha seems to be the older sister since she takes the lead in the...

■  Luke 10:41:  The repetition of her name denotes a gentle and sympathetic reply. Careful (see 1 Cor. 7:32–35) often indicates a this-worldly, unbelieving attitude that hinders proper attention to the...

■  Luke 10:42:  One thing: This can be explained in two ways here. Jesus may be saying that only one simple dish is required for a meal; Martha can handle the preparations without Mary’s help. In this...

■  Luke 12:11, 12:  Jesus foretells that synagoguesand magistrates are tribunals before which His followers will have to give account of their loyalty to Him. Take ye no thought is the same word used for...

■  John 12:1–8:  Here is a character study of Martha, Mary, and Judas. Note that Martha served(v. 2). Nothing has changed since the earlier and similar occasion recorded in Luke 10:38–42. The place of...

Luke 10:41 "And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:"
Jesus is telling Martha that she is too interested in things of this world and not interested enough in the spiritual. He says this in love, because he is a close friend of hers.
Luke 10:42 "But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
“One thing … good part”: Jesus was not speaking of the number of dishes to be served. The one thing necessary was exemplified by Mary, i.e. and attitude of worship and mediation, listening with an open mind and heart to Jesus’ words.
The Lord was just explaining that food and clean houses are not nearly as important as the spiritual food that Mary, her sister, was interested in. The Lord had said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" Matthew 4:4

Smith's Bible Names Dictionary:

Encyclopedia of The Bible:

Deut. 6:4—“Hear, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah”; Is. 44:6—“besides me there is no God”; John 5:44—“the only God”; 17:3—“the only true God”; 1 Cor. 8:4—“no God but one”; 
1 Tim. 1:17—“the only God”; 6:15—“the blessed and only Potentate”; Eph. 4:5, 6—“one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all.” 


Luke 18:22
Now when Jesus heard these things, HE said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow ME.

Psalms 27:4
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

Psalms 73:25
Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear GOD, and keep HIS commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Mark 8:36
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

John 17:3
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true GOD, and JESUS Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 Corinthians 13:3
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Galatians 5:6
For in JESUS Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

Colossians 2:10
And ye are complete in HIM, which is the head of all principality and power:

Colossians 2:11
In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of CHRIST:

Colossians 2:12
Buried with HIM in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with HIM through the faith of the operation of GOD, who hath raised HIM from the dead.

Colossians 2:13
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

Colossians 2:14
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Colossians 2:15
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Colossians 2:16
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

Colossians 2:17
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of CHRIST.

Colossians 2:18
Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Colossians 2:19
And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of GOD.

1 John 5:11
And this is the record, that GOD hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his SON.

1 John 5:12
He that hath the SON hath life; and he that hath not the SON of GOD hath not life.


Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Joshua 24:15
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Joshua 24:22
And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve HIM. And they said, we are witnesses.

Psalms 17:15
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Psalms 119:30
I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.

Psalms 119:111
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they arethe rejoicing of my heart.

Psalms 119:173
Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.


Psalms 16:5
The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

Psalms 16:6
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

Psalms 142:5
I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.


Luke 8:18
Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.

Luke 12:20
But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

Luke 12:33
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

Luke 16:2
And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.

Luke 16:25
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

John 4:14
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

John 5:24
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

John 10:27
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

John 10:28
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Romans 8:35
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 8:36
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

Romans 8:37
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

Romans 8:38
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Romans 8:39
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Colossians 3:3
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:4
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

1 Peter 1:4
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

1 Peter 1:5
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.