But One Thing Is Needful 38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. 40 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.” 41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10).
Needful To Listen In Order To… • Make one happy (Eccl. 12:12-14; 1 Pet. 3:10-12; Ps. 1:1-2) • Fortify against temptations (Jas. 1:13-15; Lk. 8:13; Heb. 4:14-16; Ps. 119:11) • Qualify for responsibilities (2 Tim. 2:21; 1 Tim. 3:1) • Sustain during trials (Job 1:2; Phil. 4:13; 2 Cor. 12:7-10) • Adequately teach others (2 Tim. 2:2; Gal. 6:1; Jas. 5:19-20) • Secure eternal salvation (Jn. 6:66-69; Rom. 13:11; 1 Pet. 1:4-5) Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord (1 Cor. 15:58).