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“Mary…sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.” Luke 10:39
We’re still “Sitting Out the Holidays.”
What are we sitting and listening to? Jesus’ teaching. It is the one thing, the only thing, that is necessary.
The next question is where: Where should we sit and listen?
Mary chose the floor. She literally sat at Jesus’ feet. Now obviously we don’t have to sit on the floor to have our devotions—not unless we want to!
Mary’s choice to sit at Jesus’ feet revealed the location of her heart.
It displayed her eagerness to listen to His teaching. It revealed her zeal to learn and grow. She wanted to hear every word, absorb every word, and submit to every word that came from her Lord’s mouth.
The floor was simply the best spot for that to happen.
Sitting at the Lord’s feet doesn’t imply what position our body should be in; it represents what position our heart should be in. Where we sit has nothing to do with body posture and everything to do with the posture of our heart.
Mary approached her Lord with a posture of humility. She sat before her Lord as a hungry learner, an eager student. We should come to God’s Word in the same way.
So where’s your heart this holiday season? Is it running frantically through the mall? Is it gazing longingly at an unwrapped present? Is it mingling with guests at a holiday party?
It’s not enough just to sit. There’s a special place we must sit. We must sit at the Lord’s feet. We must come to God’s Word with a humble heart: eager to learn, ready to receive, and determined to obey.