MARTHA WAS ALSO THE FIRST TO MEET JESUS WHEN HE ARRIVED AFTER LAZARUS DIED!
Is Martha less spiritual than Mary? Today we read what Jesus really says about her. Martha is a capable, proactive, and mature woman of faith. Jesus loved the two women, namely Martha, her sister (Mary) and their brother Lazarus dearly. (John 11:5) The three are presumably young, not yet married, affluent, hospitable. They generously open their large house in Bethany to accommodate Jesus and His ministry team. Martha is mentioned first in the verse 11:5. She is probably the oldest and the head of the household.
Some Christians may mistakenly think that Mary is more “spiritual”, more interested in the words, and wants to know Jesus more intimately, while on the other hand, Martha is more “carnal”, more diligent in serving Jesus (and His company) in physical services (food and drink, hospitality) and tends to be action-activity-work-performance oriented.
Context for the above teaching: Luke 10:38-42
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