A Simple Work

If you were asked, how would you answer someone who wanted to know what God wanted them to do? Do you know how to answer that question? Can you tell someone what God expects of them? Would you like to know?

The answer to the question is simple—believe in Jesus. However, belief in Jesus and choosing to follow Him will initiate a change in behavior. When we recognize Jesus as truth, we will be spurred on to take action. The simple answer becomes one that motivates us in numerous ways.

Why is this important? First, our belief in Jesus Christ is our unifying force. This is what creates unity in the body of Christ. Our belief in the Son of God, His life, burial, and resurrection pulls us into a relationship with one another. It is the common denominator. It is the reason for loving and caring for one another as brothers and sisters.

Unfortunately, we often allow the motivation to work in numerous ways to show our love to separate us. We allow our interests in doing other works to cause division. We forget we have a common belief in the One sent by God as our salvation, and this to our own detriment.

The work God asks of us is simple, believe in His Son. We are to make it a priority in our lives. Our belief in Jesus is to be first, at the forefront of our minds, and deep within our hearts. As we put Him first, everything else falls into place. Our priorities are set correctly, and division does not occur.

The action we are spurred on to takes shape as automatic as our action based on the sun rising the next day. We have confidence to take on the work God puts before us without the disgruntlement about someone else taking on different tasks. Our confidence in Jesus allows us to take on tasks we know we can’t do without His intervention. We praise God for all He does in our lives and His empowerment of us to complete His work.

When we fully believe in Jesus, we follow His commands. Most importantly, we follow His two greatest commands—love God, love your neighbor as yourself. Love, love, love. The love of God drives out hate and fear. The love of God inspires us to show His love toward others.

I pray we all believe in Jesus Christ. I pray we believe with all our heart, mind, and soul. I pray each one of us seeks to keep the unity created in our belief in Jesus. Love one another. Trust God. Believe in Jesus. Keep the unity of the body of Christ. Praise God for His blessings.

John 6:28-29 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”

Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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