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The Work of God

by Robert J. Young
March 7, 2003
©, 2003, Robert J. Young
[permission is given to reprint with credit noted]

During his ministry, Jesus said he came to do the work of God. As we follow in his footsteps, we should conclude that we also are here to do the work of God. Are we? Do we? Perhaps we need a reminder as to what is the work of God.

"He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son whom he loves. In him we have redemption, which is the forgiveness of sins." (Col. 1:13-14)

God's supreme work is to deal with sin. None other can. The sin problem is unsolvable with human efforts or endeavors. Sin demands a Savior. No prophet or philosopher, no shaman or medium can handle sin. A world of sinners must know the Savior. God's work is a saving, revealing work.

God has graciously acted on behalf of a world that is largely unaware of his grace. He has acted to forgive millions who have never accepted his forgiveness. We cannot add anything to the saving work of God. We are merely called upon to respond to that grace. We can, however, be part of the revealing work of God. We can help others know God's forgiveness. We can answer the call to be "fishers of men."

We have gathered today at the "forgiving place." Will you tell someone else about God's forgiving work this week?

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