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
Work is something that some people love to do and others try to avoid it as much as possible. However, most will work, when needed, but stop as soon a possible. Many are always looking forward to the weekend, so that they can be off and away from work.
People love to relax and have a good time, leaving work behind. They dream of a day when they will no longer have to work.
After healing someone on a Sabbath day, some leaders began to persecute Jesus. He told them that His Father always working, so He is also working.
Being able to stop working and do whatever one wants to do is the desire of most people. Work is often seen as a necessary evil that people are required to do. Rarely does anyone see it as joy or a privilege.
God created the heavens and the earth and people to give life and abundant life. Jesus came to the earth with the purpose to save all people from sin and to give them life after they had sinned and brought about death.
Neither the Father nor Jesus have ever stopped doing the work to save people from their sins. It is still their focus and goal, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Too many believers will do work in the church, but as soon as church is out, they put down the work of God. They are focused on personal pleasures and life, but not the mission of Jesus, to save the world.
Just as the Father is always at work, the believer must always be seeking ways to be a witness and touch the lives of others.
You may be weary from working and desire to stop working. Seek God’s strength, wisdom and guidance to continue His work upon this earth right where you are.
God has you in the place you are to do a work that He has for you. As long as there are unsaved people on this earth and God is still working, there is a work for you to do.
Jesus did not stop for any law or reason, but kept working the job His Father was doing. Are you willing to keep working?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will do the work God has for you to do each day; that you will not grow weary in working for God; and that you will see the need to reach the lost for Jesus.