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  • Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, every morning helooks in the mirror and asks himself, “If todaywere the last day of my life, would I want to dowhat I am about to do today?”Kapterev, Alexei
  • Its been dubbed the "21st centuryequivalent of the Black Death." In theU.K., its the most common reasonemployees take long-term sick leave. Itcosts American companies $300 billiona year. In Japan, its a fatal epidemic.What is it?.
  • Luke 10:38 As Jesus and his discipleswere on their way, he came to a villagewhere a woman named Martha openedher home to him. 39 She had asister called Mary, who sat at the Lordsfeet listening to what he said.
  • Luke 10:40 But Martha wasdistracted by all the preparations thathad to be made. She came to himand asked, "Lord, dont youcare that my sister has left me to dothe work by myself? Tell her to helpme!“
  • Luke 10:41 Martha, Martha,“ the Lordanswered, “you are worried and upsetabout many things,”
  • Luke 10:42 but only one thing isneeded. Mary has chosen what isbetter, and it will not be taken awayfrom her."
  • 1. Essential over the urgent.
  • Luke 10:41 Martha, Martha,“ the Lordanswered, “you are worried and upsetabout many things,”
  • Three realities about urgent living:1.Urgent living is self-perpetuating.You will never finish everythingyou have to do.
  • 2. Urgent livingaffects yourpriorities.
  • 3. Urgent living affects your personality.The name Martha comes from the same root asMara, Miriam and Maria, namely the verb (marar),meaning to be bitter. This verb comes with no lessthan twelve derivatives, all pretty much meaning thesame thing: bitterness, bitterly, etcetera. However, inthe Hebrew experience, the concept of bitterness wasclosely akin to the idea of being strong. A bitter tastewas consider a strong taste.
  • Stop. Worship. Rest.Genesis 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and theearth were completed in all their vast array. 2By the seventh day God had finished the workhe had been doing; so on the seventh day herested from all his work. 3Then God blessedthe seventh day and made it holy, because onit he rested from all the work of creating that hehad done.
  • Stop. Worship. Rest.Exodus 16:29 They must realize that theSabbath is the Lord’s gift to you. That is whyhe gives you a two-day supply on the sixth day,so there will be enough for two days. On theSabbath day you must each stay in yourplace. Do not go out to pick up food on theseventh day.”
  • 2. Best over the good.
  • Luke 10:42 but only one thing isneeded. Mary has chosen what isbetter, and it will not be taken awayfrom her."
  • 1. We have been taught thedifference between good andbad. But, how about betweengood and better?
  • 2. Don’t settle for goodwhen best is available.
  • *Genesis- God rested, called it holy andblessed it. (Genesis 2:1-3)*Exodus- Sabbath is commandment #4.The link. (Exodus 4:8-11)*Jesus- “as was his custom” (Luke 4:16)*Mary- rested on the Sabbath (Luke23:46)
  • *The disciples- worshiped after theresurrection. (Acts 13:42)*Paul- worshiped on the Sabbath.(Acts 17:2)*New earth- the tradition continues…(Isaiah 66:22-23)
  • Stop. Worship. Rest.Isaiah 58:13 “Keep the Sabbath day holy. Don’tpursue your own interests on that day, but enjoy theSabbath and speak of it with delight as the LORD’sholy day. Honor the Sabbath in everything you do onthat day, and don’t follow your own desires or talk idly.14Then the LORD will be your delight. I will give yougreat honor and satisfy you with the inheritance Ipromised to your ancestor Jacob. I, the LORD, havespoken!”
  • 3. Permanent blessingover missed opportunity.
  • Luke 10:42 but only one thing isneeded. Mary has chosen what isbetter, and it will not be taken awayfrom her."
  • 1. It’s a grace oriented.Deuteronomy 5:13 You have six days each week for yourordinary work, 14but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of restdedicated to the LORD your God. On that day no one in yourhousehold may do any work. This includes you, your sons anddaughters, your male and female servants, your oxen anddonkeys and other livestock, and any foreigners living amongyou. All your male and female servants must rest as you do. 15Remember that you were once slaves in Egypt, but the LORDyour God brought you out with his strong hand and powerfularm. That is why the LORD your God has commanded you torest on the Sabbath day.
  • 2. It’s permanent.Psalm 119:160 All yourwords are true; all yourrighteous laws are eternal.
  • Stop. Worship. Rest.