Friday, June 14, 2013

Inhospitable, by DianaDee Osborne

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Song Story:  THE  LYRICS:
First John 4: 19 tells an important story about priorities and our relationship with God, from the intriguing story of Martha heading up a party.  She actually scolded Jesus for not making her sister help.  Wow.

    While visiting someone I dearly loved, she kept cleaning and cooking and cleaning more and continually asking me what I would like….  Her concern for me was very kind, but what I yearned for was to just sit and talk with her!   That’s the basic story of Luke 10:  38 to 42. 

    God is of course pleased when we love Him and yearn to serve Him.  But what God most wants is a close relationship with us.  He began the relationship by loving us…. we continue it by, yes, being hospitable and serving Him at times, but also by Psalm 46:10 at times --- just being still and  “with” God, listening to Him, being with Him.    

    As Jesus firmly told Martha to do.      Dedicated to God, our Priority, 20 July 2010

    Don’t let the title of this song, INHOSPITABLE, mislead you.
    Being inhospitable can at times be a GOOD thing.
    God does NOT always desire hospitality, for
    some other things are more important to Him…..

Parties are fun, but cleaning is not.  The
cooking and planning are hard if we're caught  in
details --- Perfectionist  goals.... if
hospitality pride  is more
important than people to us.
In Luke Chapter 10, God tells us a tale of
two sisters giving a party full scale.  For
Jesus Himself and His friends were there, and
hospitality became more
important to Martha than friends.

Sister Mary sat down and quit helping work.  She
listened intently to Jesus's Words.  And
Martha first grumbled and then complained that
Mary was inhospitable.   So  THEN
Martha called Jesus to scold her Lord! “Don't You
CARE  about me?!”...................

4  (Martha, continued)

“What's WRONG with Mary!  Didn't she know when
people come visit, you put on a show.  You
first clean your place before you open the door.
Isn't that   hospitable?
Isn't that  what God wants us for?”

NO!!  WRONG!!    God wants RELATIONSHIP.  When
we work hard for God, do we ignore Him?  Church
work and missions and Bible teaching ARE great....
are hospitable.  But that's
NOT all God wants us for.
First John Chapter 4,  verse 19.
Psalm 46:  10,  “Be STILL with God.”

‘As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said.

But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"      "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one   thing is needed.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."  -- JESUS, in Luke 10: 38-42

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