Work. God started it with creation. And He worked with excellence. In Genesis He pronounced His work “very good,” but His work wasn’t finished.
When Adam and Eve sinned against Him, God set into motion a work He had planned since before the world began. This, God’s ultimate work, would bring sinful men back to Himself. Jesus said, “My food (purpose) is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His Work.” (John 4:34, NIV).
His finished work was on the cross where “with (His) blood (He) purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.” (Revelation 5:9, NIV).
What good work does God require of us?
Jesus said, “The work of God is this: to believe in the One He has sent.” (John 6:29, NIV). If you believe that Jesus was sent by God to die in our place, if you believe God raised Him from the dead to live forever as our friend and king, then invite Him into your heart and life today and let Him finish His work in you. He’s longing to hear from you right now.
To learn more about Jesus’ work read the Bible (John 4:27-42, 6:25-59, 17:1-26), talk to a friend who knows Jesus, visit a Church that teaches that Jesus is God.
As we grow older we all want to measure up in the eyes of those we respect and admire. When we do we feel great. When we don’t we feel terrible. Before the world began God realized that eventually we would not measure up. We would sin against Him. And because He is holy and just we would not be able to live in His presence. But because God loves us so much He decided that He would measure up for us.
So God sent His Son Jesus to earth. Jesus lived a sinless life and in all ways He measured up to God’s perfect standards. Then, when He died on the cross, Jesus took our sinfulness with Him to the grave. And, three days later, He arose from the dead to offer us the gift of His perfect righteousness, and life both now and forever with Him and His Father. Now to measure up all we need to do is admit our sins to God and ask Him for His forgiveness. Then ask Jesus to be our Savior and follow Him as our Lord.
Because of Jesus, now we can measure up. And it’s a great feeling.
To learn more about what Jesus has done for you, read the Bible (Romans 3:23, Romans 5, Romans 8), talk to a friend who knows Jesus, visit a Church that teaches that Jesus is God.
Jesus compared our relationship with Him to a wedding between Himself (the Bridegroom) and us, (the Bride) His church. Jesus wants to meet our every need. He wants to encourage us and help us to reach our full potential. He wants to forgive our every wrong. And, eventually, wipe away every tear.
But, He can only do this if we allow Him.
Sound like a marriage made in Heaven? It is. And you can experience it right now, here on earth. Simply ask Jesus to forgive your wrongs. And tell Him you want to spend forever “married” to Him. He will always be faithful and true.
To learn more about a relationship with Jesus, read the Bible (John 3:22-36, Matthew 9:14-17), talk to a friend who knows Jesus, visit a Church that teaches that Jesus is God.