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Martha - by Michael Phillips
Women of The New Testament - Part 7 of 12
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Luke 10:38-42
Dec 16, 1992 am - Martha and Mary are the Bible's best known sisters. Because of this, they are often compared--and always to Martha's detriment. Mary is portrayed as thoughtful and eager to learn; Martha, rather carnal in her thinking. But this is unfair. For Martha was a woman of rare qualities and high honor. Of all the good things that might be said of her, none is better than this: she held a special place in our Lord's heart. During His earthly ministry, how many people did Christ love? His family, the Apostles, the "Seventy", the multitudes. To be sure. But how many are named? Only four, among whom is this good lady. "Now Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus". This "love", of course, was unearned. But it was not unproductive. The love of Christ changed Martha into a woman deserving our sincere imitation. But what about her stands out? In my mind, at least, five things: 1.Martha had an uncommon grasp of the truth. At the tomb of Lazarus, she displayed a solid learning. a. Three things, in particular, she knew: 1.She knew the character of Jesus. "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died". In Christ, she saw both the power and the grace to prevent the death of her dear ... More >>>

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