“Mary has chosen the better portion and she shall not be deprived of
it.” —Luke 10:42
There are so many things in life we can’t control. Most people can’t choose their parents, siblings’their nation of birth,height or skin colour. So many things are beyond our control that we may be tempted to feel insignificant and without hope. Yet, we have a reason to rejoice. We have absolute control over having the best. We are free to choose Jesus!
When we choose Jesus for ourselves, we choose the Best.No one can take us away from him (Jn 10:28-29). Nothing can “seperate us from” Jesus (Rm 8:39).Jesus promised us that we “shall not be deprived of” Him (Lk 10:42)
There is , however one person who can separate you from Jesus, and that is yourself. When you choose the better portion and put your life in His hands, you allow Jesus to wrap you in His loving embrace. As long as you “fix your eyes on Jesus”(Heb 3:1), you will always see that He is the “better portion”(Lk 10:42). Satan, knows he cannot deprive you of Jesus, then attempts to distract you from looking always at Jesus. If he can get you to focus on distractions like TV, sports, talk shows, gossip, controversies, worldly pleasures and other “enticements for the eye”(1Jn 2:16), he knows that you might choose them as your “better portion”. Then you might consider Jesus’ loving embrace as a choke-hold and demand that He take His hands off you. Therefore, every day of your life, choose Jesus anew as your better portion. You shall not be deprived of Him.
Prayer: Jesus, I’d rather have You than anything else. Protect me from myself. Never let me parted from You.
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