Going Deeper into Respect: Week 2/Day 1

Freedom to Choose

Reflection Scripture:

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

Psalm 16:5-6 ESV

Day 1:

Read Luke 10:38-42

What was Martha upset about?

What did she ask Jesus to do?

How did Jesus respond?

What was at the heart of Martha’s distress?

Martha was not happy with Mary’s choice to sit and listen to Jesus. She felt the whole thing unfair, leaving her with all the work.

When have you been distressed by someone else’s choice? Did you ask God to change them do what you wanted them to do?

What did Jesus say about Mary’s choice?

Consider whether your distress over the choices of others is rooted in your own choice or self-interest.

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