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Martha was upset over all the work she had to do, so she came and said, Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself, tell her to come and help me! — Luke 10:40

Three (3) times in the New Testament Jesus was accused of not caring. One was when Jesus visited in the home of friends.

One of the hosts, Mary, just sat there listening to Jesus while her sister, Martha, was doing all the work. Where was Jesus’ sense of fairness? Maybe Jesus liked Mary more than Martha! That just wasn’t right — if everyone did what Mary was doing nothing would get done!

Sometimes we feel burdened with responsibility while others seem to go scot-free.

This story points to the real reason why we do things for Jesus. Is it because someone has to do them and everyone should have to share the burden or is because we feel called to a particular area of service, even if no one else is, and we offer our service as a sacrifice trusting God knows, cares, and will meet my needs at the right time?

Related Post: “What’s My Calling” – June 27, 2010
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