Martha and her sister Mary were constantly in the presence of Jesus and knew of His teachings and all of His wondrous works. However, these two women had different views of God’s grace. I’ll show you what I mean.
“Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. “But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42 NKJV
The correct choice is always hearing the Word of God. Why? Hearing causes you to believe what you hear, and then receiving those promises is not far away. Being concerned about the cares of the world steals our belief in the supernatural.
“and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.” Mark 4:19 NKJV
Whereas: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 NKJV
Suddenly their brother died and they sent word to Jesus for Him to come and heal their brother Lazarus
“Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house. Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. “But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.”” John 11:20-22 NKJV
Martha knew that Jesus had ability to move the Hand of God and the authority to Resurrect Lazarus from the dead but instead of her trusting in the power of Jesus, she looked at the natural events and made her confession in line with the natural circumstances forgoing her belief in the supernatural.
“Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”” John 11:38-40 NKJV
All God ever wants us to do is to believe In Him, Trust Him and Obey Him. For if you believe Him then you can trust Him to give you a remedy out of any situation you find yourself needing help with. And if you obey what you know you heard in your spirit, you will receive the victory.
“Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him.” John 11:45 NKJV