Necessary vs. Unnecessary Things

28 08 2012

As I understand it, this tent frame

 was an unnecessary gift from a foreign government to Belize.  The tent was never used, and this strange rusted structure stands a testimony of things that don’t really matter and aren’t really needed.  This frame reminds me of the Jack Palance speech in the movie “City Slickers” about the One Thing that matters in life (although he figured out that it could be boiled down to one thing – he didn’t really know what that “One Thing” was).

The Bible says in Luke 10:38-42,Now as they were traveling along, [Jesus] entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” But the Lord answered and said to her, “ Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

What will warrant your time and energy today? Is it really unnecessary or will it be something that matters in light of eternity?  Remember, only two things last forever, God’s Word* and people.

 

* Isaiah 40:8 & 1 Peter 1:24-25 both say that “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever”


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