The Christian’s Job Description

It’s Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) Week here on GUWG.

Today, we discuss what the Bible identifies as the job description for each and every human being in the history of the planet.

Here it is in one word …


Jesus was asked:

What must we do to do the works God requires? (John 6:28)

That’s the sort of question I probably would have asked. How do I get in good with God? What does he want me to do? Where I can get the official to-do list so I can start earning heaven points?

Jesus befuddled them all (and me) with his answer:

The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent. (John 6:29)

To “believe” means more than saying “Yeah, OK, whatever, I believe in Jesus.”

Over and over in the Bible, faith is depicted as a deeeeeeeep growing TRUST in response to the way God reveals Himself. Faith isn’t a blind leap. It’s an ever-deepening journey that involves our entire being: heart, mind and soul.

Having trouble trusting God? Here are two of my all-time favorite verses …

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:11-13)

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

God has really very incredibly awesome, amazing and astounding plans for you. In ALL things He’s working for the good of those who love Him. Not some things. Not most things. ALL things.


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