[PC-USA] 2002-08-18 - Passages about Inspirational Women

Part 2: Mary, the sister of Martha

Today we will read passages about Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus. Mary's is an excellen role model in the areas of personal worship and priorites (Luke 10), as well as obedience and belief in Christ's power (John 11). For those of you who are new subscribers: In our Sunday devotionals (Sent Saturday evenings EST, USA time), we  present passages with little comment, rather letting the Bible speak for itself.

Luke 10:39-41 (NASB)  She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. Butt Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me. But the Lord answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things. But only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

John 11:2 a (NRSV) Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair.

John 11:28-33 (NRSV)  When she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, and told her privately, The Teacher is here and is calling for you. And when she heard it, she got up quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him. The Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary get up quickly and go out. They followed her because they thought that she was going to the tomb to weep there.  When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.


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