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A Certain Woman That Was Upset with Her Sister (5 of 11)
Ken D. Trivette
Our story involves a ''certain woman'' named Martha that lived in a ''certain village.'' She had a sister named Mary. They were sisters that were quite different in personality and temperament.
Yet it is these differences that the Holy Spirit has preserved in the Bible to teach us one of the most important lessons of the Christian life. As we slip into the home we find Martha upset with her sister about something she was doing. Let's consider what it was that upset Martha.
First we see:
1. THE SAVIOUR IN THE HOME!
''Now it came to pass as they went, that He entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house'' (Vs.38). You often find Jesus visiting in homes. We find Jesus in the home of Peter (Matthew 8:14), the home of Matthew (Matthew 8:10), the ruler's house (Matthew 9:23), the Pharisee's house (Luke 7:36), the home of Zaccheaus (Luke 19:5), and several others. But it seems that the home of Martha and Mary was very special to Jesus.
We see that JESUS WAS AN INVITED GUEST. Luke tells us that Martha received Him into her house. Jesus was passing through a certain village called Bethany and Martha invited Him to come in and visit with them. She opened the doors of her home to the Lord Jesus.
Have you invited Jesus into your home? What a blessing it is to see families that have invited Jesus into their home as their special guest. G. Campbell Morgan once told how shortly, after he and his wife were married, his father came to visit them. He walked through the house peering into every room. Finally he said, ''Yes, all is very nice. But nobody will know walking through here whether you belong God or the devil.'' Morgan says he made up his mind that from henceforth there would be no room in the house that did not have some message in picture or book, that would tell every visitor that this was a home in which the Kin ...
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