The Work of God

Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.  Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

John 6:27-29

Jesus is speaking in this passage about “doing the work of God.”  He told the people that they should be more concerned about labouring for eternal things than labouring simply for “the meat which perisheth.”  Most of the things that we work for in our lives are temporary things.  We work for food, which we consume and it is gone.  We work for houses and cars and clothes, all of which wear down and eventually need replaced.  We work to pay the bills for things we consume and are quickly gone.  There is not necessarily anything wrong with those things, but there is a more important labour for us to engage in.

When asked “What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?,” Jesus responded with a simple, yet profound answer: “This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.”  The people to whom He was speaking might have been expecting a more complicated answer.  Maybe they thought He would tell them to “sell all of their goods to feed the poor” or some other noble and difficult thing.  But He simply told them to “believe on him whom he hath sent.”

Do we want to do the “works of God?”  We need to believe on Jesus.  If we have already believed on Him, we need to keep believing on Him.  We need to believe what He says, and obey what He says.  Simply believing on and obeying the Lord Jesus Christ is doing works of the God.  Are we doing those works today?

2 responses to this post.

  1. Loved that simply believing on Him and obeying Him is doing His work! 🙂 Thank you and God bless you!

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