What is the reality of God’s work?


By John G. Pfeifer - Getting Ahead



I think almost everyone would rather be engaged in God’s Work than Satan’s Work. Most people are good at their core and just need some encouragement to do the right thing. But do we know what God’s Work really is?

Everything we need to know is in the scriptures of the bible. Many people own a bible but have never read it. One of the many things it says is that people perish from a lack of knowledge. Some try to read it and find that they cannot understand what it is saying. The bible also says that the meaning is hidden from the wise and prudent and given to babes. Which simply means that you really can not be humanly smart enough to understand it, but even the unlearned can understand what it is saying. That is contradictory to our human understanding. We think in the knowledge of the world but God said He has written His law on our hearts and minds.

So what is really God’s Work?

The reality of God’s work is that it has eternal value. If I can influence someone to do the right thing, that would have eternal value because we are eternal beings. That is why Jesus said that the first commandment is to love the Lord God with all our heart, and that loving other people is of equal importance. Love is an eternal thing and most of what we give our lives to will be left behind when we leave this world and enter into eternity. Those things left behind are worldly things because they are restricted to the world as we know it.

This almost seems too simple, but if we approach the scriptures from this perspective, everything starts to clear up. We are created to live forever and that is an encouraging thought. Jesus said that His yolk, (work) is easy and His burden is light. Maybe we just make it too complicated and that is the reason we cannot seem to understand. Just think more like a child and depend on our Heavenly Father to take care of us as a child depends on their earthly parents. The bible also says that the Holy Spirit will lead and guide us into all truth and with that we will understand what God’s Work really is.

These are the things we look into at the Gathering Place every Sunday morning at 10:30 and Wednesday evening at 7. Join us.

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By John G. Pfeifer

Getting Ahead