Every one of us is here for a reason. We were put here on the earth purposefully by God to be productive. Titus 2:14 NLT — He gave His life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us His very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds [works].
When we accepted Christ, we also accepted the jobs God has for us to do. We were brought into the kingdom by God’s grace with the reality of being a productive servant. The works don’t save us, but they do tell a story — a story that we truly are His servants, dedicated to His will and purpose, knowing we must get to work in order to fulfill His plan in our lives. I believe the reason so many are lost, discouraged, and apathetic toward life is that when they did receive Jesus, they never got busy.
The only way we will ever be fulfilled on this earth is to follow God’s plan and get to doing the work He already had planned for us to do. Yes, it is His plan. Good works are the means by which we help those in need — not only caring for the poor, but behaving in a godly way towards others: your employer, friends, family, spouse, and fellow believers. Good work is also giving to the work of the Lord (your tithes and offerings), serving Him.
Produce good fruit:
We are not saved by the good works. But once we have received Jesus, the fruit of that is we produce good fruit. So, have you gone to work for the kingdom since you believed, honoring God with your whole life, or are you simply being a consumer? If you are, it’s never too late to get it right.
Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only (James 1:22 KJV).
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, June 22, 2020 @ 12:29 AM CDT
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