At Jesus’ Feet

Martha “had a sister called Mary, who sat at the feet of Jesus listening to what he said” (Lk. 10:39).
Twice in Luke’s Gospel we read this expression, “sitting at the feet of Jesus” (Lk. 8:35; 10:39). This expression illustrates the place of nearness, the place of instruction and the place of safety.
 
It is at the feet of Jesus that all of us should be found.  He said in Matt. 11:29, “learn of me.”  What better place to learn of this perfect man?
 
Someone might reply, “How can I sit at Jesus’ feet when He had been removed corporally?”  It is true, heaven received Him out of the sight of man (Acts 1:9), but He is with us in the Spirit.  Before His ascension, He promised, “Lo, I am with you always” (Matt. 28:20).
On earth, we have His house (1 Tim. 3:15), His word (Jn 17:17; 14:16-17), and His Spirit (Acts 2:38).  He said that where two or three are gathered in His name (Matt. 18:20), He would be there.  Therefore, we can sit at His feet.
 
Jesus wants us there to learn of Him, but He will not send a truant officer to compel us to be in attendance.
 
Paul simply put it this way, “I count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord” *Phil. 3:8).
Song:  “Jesus Is Lord”
 
Mighty Father, thank You for sending Your Son whose wisdom is greater than Solomon, and yea greater than any that has ever lived for He is equal to You!  May we understand that true wisdom is found in Jesus, and we pray that we will thirst for His guidance.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.  (rr)
 

Hugh Shira (Deceased)

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