Laboring for God

Laboring for God
Laboring for God

John 12:20-26
20And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: Laboring for God
21The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.

22Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.

23And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

24Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

25He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

26If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to be living extensions of His life. In other words, we are to be people through whom the Holy Spirit is carrying out the Lord’s work. Following Jesus’ example, we must:

* Learn how to live as God’s servants. We need to let go of control over our time, talent, and treasure, and accept our commission to work in His kingdom. Like our Savior, we are not to act independently (John 5:19 ). Our assignment is to do whatever God asks of us.

* Be ready to answer His call to aid others.There’s a natural desire to limit our circle to people like ourselves, but we must fight against this inclination. God asks that we reach out to offer help wherever there’s a need–for strangers as well as for individuals we know. Strengthening our relationship with the Lord will help us to recognize and act on the opportunities He has placed before us.

* Motivate one another to good deeds (Hebrews 10:24 ). We’re to spur each other on to choose godliness and service over worldly pleasure and self-centeredness. Believers are to foster in each other attitudes of gratefulness for what He has done and confidence about what He will do in and through their lives.

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