In an episode of the Andy Griffith Show called “The Sermon for Today” a guest speaker asks the question: “what’s your hurry?” in a culture where everyone is in a rush to get to their next destination it’s easy to forget to slow down and relax some.

 Luke 10:38-41 gives an interesting account in which Jesus visited the home of Mary, Martha & Lazarus, from this account there are some things I want us to consider.

  1. As the Lord was invited into their home we likewise need to invite Him into our lives & live it in such a way that others will see it (Matthew 5:14-16) instead of waiting for Him to knock we should be proactive and invite Him (Revelation 3:20).
  2. Christians need to likewise listen to His teachings as Mary did in Luke 10:39. We will be better off when we do (Matthew 11:29).
  3. When we invite Him into our lives we sometimes get distracted. In verse 40 of Luke 10 Martha gets distracted even though she was the one who invited Him into their home.

Let’s slow down and remember that God is still God (Psalm 46:10) & remember that He will provide for our needs (Matthew 6:24-35).


Adam Carlson is a longtime member of the 708 Ministries College Group.  He is a graduate of the Tri-Cities School of Preaching in Stoney Creek, TN and is currently the Minister at the Valley church of Christ in Kingsport, TN! We appreciate all that Adam does for 708 Ministries!!

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