The tenth chapter of Luke describes the step-by-step process of the sweet becoming sour. It’s the story of two sisters. Martha has things to do. Mary has thoughts to think.
Martha is having Jesus and friends over for dinner. She’s literally serving Jesus. But she makes a common, yet dangerous mistake. Her work becomes more important than her Lord. Martha’s heart sours with anxiety. And worry makes her forget who’s in charge, and she bosses God around.
Jesus points out that “only one thing is important. Mary has chosen it.” God is more pleased with the quiet attention of a sincere servant than the noisy service of a sour one. A bad attitude spoils the gift we leave on the altar for God. So guard your attitude.
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