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Two Sisters

Martha received him into her house.
Sister, Mary, sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
Martha was dragged about with much serving.
Martha said, “Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.”
Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and disturbed about many things (needy).
But one thing  will supply the need: Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:37-

Sisters fighting?

No, pictured  are 2 kingdoms at war.

  • A highly motivated agenda  vs. A highly relaxed positioning.
  • Anxiety-fueled unsettledness  vs. rest-filled  right-mindedness.
  • Disturbed resentment vs  prioritized excellence.
  • Servant rigidity vs friendly exchange
  • Superficial honoring vs. heart honor

 Two men

went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself,

“God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.  I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. “

And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying,

“God be merciful to me a sinner. “

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: Luke 18:10-14

Two opposites?

No, pictured  are 2 kingdoms at war.

Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Luke 17: 35-36

Pictured  are 2 kingdoms at war.

Matthew says in 12:30 “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.”
Two  men were given a task. The first said yes but then he didn’t do the job. The other said no at first, but then went ahead and performed the deed.

No, pictured  are 2 kingdoms at war.

Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.

“Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.  And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.
And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof. ” 1Kings 3:16-27

The mother willing to relinquish her rights to save her beloved is the mom. So too, the person giving up personal rights for the sake of others is Jesus Christ Himself. This is the kingdom of God. All else fails, but agape love never fails. love ya

Tom Sliva

Tom Sliva

Born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Pastor Sliva went to Bible college in Massachusetts at the Stevens School of the Bible in !982. He and his family moved to Baltimore in1987 to be a part of Greater Grace World Outreach. From there, he served in Prescott, Arizona, and Indianapolis, Ind. Ordained upon his return to Baltimore in 1995, Pastor Sliva was afflicted with brain cysts in the late 90's and stayed at home base until his recovery in 2002. He then assisted with ministries in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh before resettling in Baltimore due to his son's sudden illness and death. Pastor Sliva is a colon cancer survivor. He has been part of the Pastoral Care Team since 2008 and leads the Grief Share group at Greater Grace Church. Read more from Pastor Sliva on his blog Healing at the Cross.
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