Bible Buildings (7)

God is pleased when we use our houses or apartments to show hospitality to other people. That’s what happened in our Bible verses today. Mary and Martha were sisters. They lived in the town of Bethany. One time when Jesus and His disciples were traveling through Bethany, Martha welcomed Jesus into her home. She worked hard to take care of Jesus.

It is important that we show hospitality to other people. But the most important lesson from these verses is that we should not be distracted from following and learning from Jesus. Verse 39b tells us about Martha’s sister Mary. “Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to him teach.” Martha wanted Mary to help her. But Jesus said, “Martha, Martha, you are getting worried and upset about too many things” (verse 41b). Jesus wanted Martha to focus on Him.

As you go through this day, don’t get worried and upset about things you must do. Instead, focus on Jesus and His Word.