But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. ~ Luke 10:42 ~
This scripture refers to a time when Mary and her sister Martha were entertaining Jesus and His ministry team in their home. While Jesus was teaching, Martha was busy preparing food for everyone to eat and her sister Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet hearing the Word. This upset Martha because her sister wasn’t helping prepare the meal. While feeding Jesus and His ministry team was important, it wasn’t as important as hearing Him teach the Word. Mary recognized this and chose to listen to His teaching instead of preparing the meal. Martha decided Jesus needed to do something about this and told Jesus to tell Mary to come and help her, but Jesus said Mary had chosen the good part.
You see, you have to choose to put the Word first place. It’s a choice! And it’s a wise choice. That doesn’t mean we neglect our other duties in life, it just means the Word is more important than anything else we do. When we make this choice we’ve chosen the good part which shall not be taken away from us. Here’s a very important statement: “Don’t let anything or anyone have the place in your heart that the Word should have.”