Our hope and prayer is that you have put your shoulder to the wheel of the work of the Lord this week. It is a labor that will someday bring us to sweet rest. Let’s talk about that today as we turn in our Bible to John 9 and grab our Church Hymnal and go to…
Page 361 “We’ll Work Till Jesus Comes”
As we look around our society today, there is a divided view on labor. There is an increase in interest for skilled workers in various vocations and an upswing in people who know how to do things with their hands and minds. On the other hand, there is a generation coming up that has no idea what work is. They know how to achieve screen game greatness with an accumulation of new ‘levels’ and ‘coins’ but they have no knowledge or desire to do what is needful; Get To Work!
When Dr. William Miller penned the words of this simple and profound hymn, he was relaying the truth that Jesus spoke in the gospel of John chapter 9 verse 4. “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh , when no man can work.” Oh yes, there is an eternal rest that we work toward (Hebrews 4) but, until the summons come where I shall lay my armor by and dwell in peace at home there is work to do. When we to Jesus Christ fled for rest He put us under an assignment till He conducts us home. Work.
Notice in our scripture what the Savior said when His disciples questioned Him about a pitiful situation of sickness in the first 4 verses. This is not the place to stand afar, see and suppose. This is the place where the will of God matched with the work of God will yield the wonder of God. Do we realize how critical it is that our work that is dedicated unto the Father is accomplishing His will? (Colossians 3:23-24) Mankind works for profits, prosperity, popularity, progression of ideology, and to pass along an inheritance without any dedication unto God. If a man does not work as if the Lord is his Lead-man, his supervisor, his boss, then all that labor will be spent up when that person passes through the veil of death into eternity.
What is the directive of our work? What is the direction of our work? What is the dedication of our work? What is the destination of our work? Finally, what is the delay in our work? Why are we doing what we are doing? Are we doing anything as unto the Lord? No matter if it is ministry or manual labor, intercession or I.T., the work that we do should be accomplished from a dedication to please the God of heaven who is making us a home with Him where we can someday rest. Are we working for Him, for ourselves, or at all? Let us join in that chorus, We’ll work till Jesus comes; And we’ll be gathered home.
God Bless You!