Work for God

John 6:26-29 amp.

Jesus answered them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, you have been searching for Me, not because you saw the miracles and signs but because you were fed with the loaves and were filled and satisfied. Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures [continually] unto life eternal; the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that, for God the Father has authorized and certified Him and put His seal of endorsement upon Him. They then said, What are we to do, that we may [habitually] be working the works of God? [What are we to do to carry out what God requires?] Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the One Whom He has sent [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger].

In today’s society people are really pushed to be doers. If we don’t do something, like for example not working, we get perceived as weak people with no ambition and nowadays to have no ambition in life looks terribly bad in the eyes of doers. We are pressured to do well in school, perform almost perfectly in a job, have a seemingly perfect family. Jesus has one answer for the doers; Stop! Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures [continually] unto life eternal; the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that,…We have to stop putting importance in what we do to please us (or society) and start putting the importance in doing to obey and please God. All our works in this world will assuredly perish. The job that we have as born again Christians is only this: Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the One Whom He has sent [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger].
God requires of us to make our faith in Jesus our priority, to make Jesus our only hope (because He truly is). The lasting food that He provides is His Word, because His Word is eternal and will never perish. And to make His Word effective in us and our life we must believed that the One who is the Word (Jesus, the Christ), will make it come true in our reality. It is when we have total faith in God that we obtain perfect peace of mind, it is truly the only way! In fact, having total faith in God is not “a work” , it is more a way of life. Let’s not be doers, let’s just be believers! 💜

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