John 5:17 Are You Working?

“In his defense Jesus said to them, My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” John 5:17

Jesus had healed a man on the Sabbath day and told the man to get up, take his mat and walk. The man did what he was told and was healed. The leaders were upset because the Law stated that a person was not to work on the Sabbath. Jesus tells them (in one of His few self-defenses) that the Father was at work even on that day and so was He.

God never sleeps nor slumbers. He is at work at in this world and in the lives of every person. God wants every person to believe in Jesus. He wants every person to be saved. He is willing to do what it takes for that to happen.

For some people a miracle will get their attention to believe in Jesus. For others it may be a tragedy. It is different for every person. God will use people to bring these things about in the lives of other people.

Most people only like to work when it is to their own advantage. When it turns to the advantage of someone else, most will start to slack off or stop. It is all about themselves.

Everyone also likes to relax and have fun, especially after a hard day at work. God is working all day, every day and night. The time to relax will come when Jesus returns and brings everyone home.

Seek God and see what He has for you to do today. There is work to be done. Jesus had said that the fields were ripe for harvest and needed workers to reap the harvest.

God may have you helping someone today. Or He may be having you be a witness to someone today. Or maybe having you pray for someone today.

Don’t quit working. Don’t give up. Rest in Him. Get your strength from the joy of the salvation given you. God is working, are you?

I pray today that God will show you the work He has for you to do; that God will give you the needed strength to continue to work; that you will see progress in the work He has you doing; and that you will look forward to the rest He will bring some day.


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