“Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.”
She had a history of being moved to action by her love for Jesus.
“But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.”
She at one point must have also sat at His feet hearing His Word.
“And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.”
The “also” found here implies that Mary did not always sit alone.
She had to have heard Him in order to so faithfully desire to serve Him.
When Lazarus died, Jesus came to comfort his sisters.
She had faith that had He been there, He could have made a difference.
“Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.”
She also had faith that if Jesus chose to, He could work a miracle even though Lazarus was dead.
“But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.”
But it was how she reacted to the news of Jesus coming…
She sprang into action.
She immediately went to meet Him.
Martha also serves as an example that how we should be actively working as we wait for Christ to come again.
Obadiah | 1 Peter 4 | Psalm 141
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