Look For Me At Jesus’ Feet
Luke 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
Intro: One of the most important places a child of God can find themselves is at the feet of Jesus.
Though we may not be able to be there in person, we can spend time at His feet anytime and anywhere.
We can not only spend time at the feet of Jesus, but it will prove to be the most priceless, the most precious, the most productive place we could ever be.
Notice the text:
A. The Distractions are Overwhelming – there will always be “many things” calling for your attention – vs. 41
B. The Decision is Optional – Mary hath chosen the good part – vs. 42 You can choose to – or not to.
C. The Dividends are Outstanding – the “good part” which shall not be taken away from her.
LOOK FOR ME AT JESUS’ FEET:
I. A Place of Restoration
The woman with the alabaster box
READ Luke 7:37-50
The story starts out with, “And behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner…”
The story ends with, “And He said unto the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.”
The word FEET is mentioned in this passage 7 times.
The number 7 means completion.
The only place you and I can find complete salvation is at the feet of Jesus.
The maniac of Gadara
- Luke 8:35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
It wasn’t just the sinful people that found restoration at the feet of Jesus.
It was also the sick people.
- Matthew 15:30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them:
John 14:6 says Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the father but by Him.
Acts 4:12 says there’s none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.
II. A Place of Reinforcement
There will be times in your life when you need God to do something you can’t do.
There’s no other place to recruit Divine reinforcements than at the feet of Jesus.
Taking time to go to Him – and Him alone – acknowledging that you need His intervention is crucial.
In several places, the Scripture tells us of people that needed God to work mightily on their behalf.
They went and cast themselves at Jesus’ feet.
Jairus – Mark 5
- 22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
- 23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
- Notice verse 24: And Jesus went with him;
The Syrophoenician Woman – Mark 7
- 25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
- 29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
- 30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
When was the last time you needed God to move on someone’s behalf so bad that you fell at His feet?
When was the last time you besought the Lord
III. A Place of Reassurance
- 36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
- 37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
- 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
- 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
In times of fear and uncertainty, look for me at Jesus’ feet!
They were terrified. They were affrighted. Their mind was playing tricks on them.
What did Jesus do? He showed them His hands and His feet.
There’s nothing that will reassure a child of God like spending time at His nail pierced feet.
It reminded them of His passion, His promise, His pain, His purchase, His power.
There’s nothing that will put your life in perspective and your fears to rest like spending time at His feet.
IV. A Place of Reverence
The leper that was cleansed
- 12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
- 13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
- 14 And when he saw [them], he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
- 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
- 16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
The disciples after the resurrection
- Matthew 28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.