Finishing the Work

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

John 17:4

In His prayer to the Father, Jesus makes this statement: “I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”  That is a great statement and it was uttered by the one person in the history of the world who could say it with complete honesty.  Many people have done great works for the Lord.  He has given many people things to do and, with His help, they have done them.  But only Jesus was perfect.  Still, what a wonderful goal for each of us.

Think about what a wonderful thing it would be to come to the end of our lives and be able to honestly say “I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”

We have all been given something to do.  We have all been given something unique to do.  I cannot do the thing that you have been given to do and you cannot do the things I have been given to do.  It is our job to figure out what it is that we have been given to do.  And then, with the Lord’s help, it is our job to do what we have been given to do.  It is our job to “finish the work.”

The sad thing is that if we do not do the work we have been given to do, it is not likely going to get done.  It would be sad to come to the end of our lives with things undone.

In light of these things, it is important that we continue to work hard in the work that He has given us.  How are we working today?

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