Mar 02

For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. — 1Tim 6:7 NASB

The Second ComingStop for just a moment and meditate on this. Your bank account, your home, your car, and everything you hold dear is going to be left here. You can’t take it with you.

Jesus told us, “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal (Joh 6:27 NASB). The Spirit of God through Paul also tells us that “if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either (2Thes 3:10 NASB).

We need to do temporal work so we can provide for ourselves and those that have temporal needs. But at the same time, our primary focus is to labor for the food that perishes not. Jesus told his disciples that he had “food to eat that you do not know about” and that his “food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work” (Joh 4:34 NASB).

The will of God is that we “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness,” and then food, drink, and clothing ” will be added to you” (Mat 6:33 NASB).

With this in mind, I would ask that you make it a prayerful consideration where and what God wants your primary laboring to be.

We must first make sure we are in a spiritual condition to help others. This means we must living a sin-free, victorious Christian life. We must be regular in our reading of the Bible and prayer, and in all things putting Christ first in our life.

God has a work for each and every one of us. Be willing to start out small, doing those things that God directs you to do. A meal to the sick, cookies to the next door neighbor, a tract to the clerk at the store, a word of encouragement to a fellow-believer in your congregation.

Pray and ask God to direct you. Be faithful in the small things and God will give you bigger things to do. Be sensitive to the voice of the Spirit of God and obey him right away.

God has ministry for each Christian. He has many things for you to do for him.

Remember that soon this life will be over, all temperal things you now posses will be left, and only the things done for Christ will last.

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