KEY SCRIPTURE: John 9:4 ” I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work”.
The Lord saw a man born blind. His disciples asked who sinned that he was born that way. This statement reveals that it was the mindset of the Jewish community in Jesus day to think and believe that one’s predicament is as a result of some sin committed. The Lord Jesus answered them that it was not the sin of anyone, but that the works of God should be made manifest in Him. The Lord then went on to make the statement we are considering.
He said “I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes when no one can work”. The emphasis is, I must work the works of Him that sent me”. This statement gives no room for options. I must; this is obligatory. The Lord talked about *working. He said my Father is working and so I must also work. (John 5:17).
The Lord Jesus was a very busy worker for God. At the age of twelve, He had started doing His father’s business. (Luke 2:49). From the day He ended His fasting He immediately started working for His father. The Bible says in Luke 4:14 that “Jesus returned in the power of the spirit into Galilee….” After His forty days fast he did not go to hide to eat and sleep so he could regain His depleted strength. He rather carried on the work of the Father.
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THE LORD WAS OCCUPIED WITH.
He was in the synagogues (Luke 4:15),He granted audience to various enquirers (John 3:1-16), He visited people in their homes (Luke 19:5) He went from town to town, preaching the good news (Luke 9:6),He preached on the mountain (Matthew 5:1-3).He preached at the lake side. (Luke 5:1-5). He travelled on the sea often (Mark 4:35, 36). The Lord Jesus was nowhere a lazy man. He was very busy with God’s work.
Dear brother or sister how busy are you for God? We do not have all the days to ourselves, neither will we live forever. The Lord said ” And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds and said unto them occupy till I come”.( Luke 19:13) This means keep working till I come. God calls his servants labourers. (Matthew 9:38).
No matter your office, whether a Pope, Bishop, Pastor, Elder, Prophet or whatever, you are a labourer and you must prove yourself as such.
My Father is working and I must also work. I give myself to working diligently for the master for there is a crown for me.
Luke 2:49 “And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?”
John 5:17 “But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work”.
Prayer Point: O God my Father help me to complete fully whatever you called me to do.