Our instincts have been trained to come to Martha’s defense. After all, she’s the servant. She’s getting things done while others sit. She should be the one commended here. But is it possible that even something good like service can be elevated to a place of priority it was never meant to hold? And may it actually be drying out our soul…and even masking some deep voids?
We do not just read the Bible. We do not just study it. We are told repeatedly to meditate upon it. And as we meditate upon it, the implanted word will guide the content of our prayers back to God as well. In this lesson, we give 3 samples of what it means to meditate on a passage and use that passage in prayer - one psalm, one parable, and one section from an epistle.
In the last of our series on Spiritual Gifts from Romans 12, we explore the Gift of Mercy (or Compassion) through the story of the Good Samaritan and some remarkable examples from history.