Feet FirstDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | August 31, 1975
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Every time we see Martha’s sister, Mary, she is always sitting at the feet of Jesus. Mary brought her burdens and her best to the feet of Jesus, just as God gives His best to us. Mary is an example of a devoted life.
Being at the feet of Jesus is a place of submission, satisfaction, learning, and love. And we need to be at His feet every day, not just because what it means to us, but what it means to others and to Christ Himself.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
Every time we find Mary (sister of Martha) in the Bible, she is in the same place: sitting at the feet of Jesus.
Being at the feet of Jesus is a place of submission, satisfaction, learning, and love.
Mary is the example of a devoted life.
We need to be at the feet of Jesus every day.
Three reasons it is important to spend time with the Lord every day:
- Because of what it means to us
- Meeting with the Lord does us good.
- If we don’t take care of ourselves with God, we can’t do much for others.
- What we do with Jesus is enrichment that lasts forever.
- Spending time with Jesus gives us enablement.
- When we come to Jesus privately in good times it easier to go to Him publicly.
- We should face the demands and disappointments of life in the power of Jesus.
- Because of what it means to others
- You can’t separate your walk with Christ and your relationship with others.
- Mary did her share of the work, but she realized you can’t work all the time.
- Life wouldn’t pull us apart as much if we all had the enrichment and enablement we need.
- There isn’t a division in the Bible between duty and devotion.
- Spending time alone with the Lord prepares us for ministry, and ministry prepares us for spending time with God.
- Martha’s priorities were mixed up.
- Mixed up priorities cause us to get critical of others.
- We have the most power, potential, and value at the feet of Jesus.
- Because of what it means to Christ
- First, give Jesus your love, before your gifts.
- Jesus doesn’t want our leftover time, He wants us.
- Jesus deserves our love because of who He is and what He’s done for us.
Mary brought her burdens and her best to the feet of Jesus, just as God gave His best to her.