“Sensible Martha had many accomplishments, but worry and trouble were her rewards.”
This is a quote from Robin Sampson’s excellent article on the priority of the Bible in our day. I just can’t get this quote out of my mind.
How true! “Worry and trouble were her rewards.”
But just yesterday, we were reading Psalm 19, about the rewards of God’s Word:
7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure,
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
11 By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward. (Psalm 19, NIV)
What a blessing! Instead of “worry and trouble,” we can have a revived soul, wisdom, joy, light, a sure path, and sweetness without all the carbs!
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”