‘…what must we do to do the works God requires…’ (John 6:28)
All too often, sometimes without realising it, we get caught up with thinking that we somehow have to do something to earn our salvation, that it is somehow dependent on how hard we try or how well we succeed in ‘working for God’. Not so. In answer to this question that was asked of Him, Jesus simply replied. ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent…’ (John 6:29).
There is absolutely nothing we can do to earn salvation, it comes to us through the Grace of God offered through His loving Son – all we need do is believe in Him and accept Him as our Saviour. However, if we truly do this, if we truly accept Christ into our hearts and allow His Spirit to move within us and transform us from within, then we will find ourselves working in His name, using the gifts and talents He has given us to play our part in the building up of His Kingdom.
What we do in God’s name doesn’t earn us salvation, rather it shows that through faith in Jesus Christ, we have been saved. Amen…