Is it reasonable to ask Jesus what I must do to do the works of God in my life?
‘What must we do to do the works God requires?’ A question from the disciples.
I look at the question the disciples of Jesus asked and it seems pretty reasonable to me.
But Jesus blew them (and me) away with the answer.
They were asking an “old plan” question. The “old plan” has a whole bunch of what must I do stuff. They were thinking we needed “to do” something.
What could they put on their to do list that they could easily check off?
Jesus gave them some “new plan” answers. This was in fact good news.
Here it is. BELIEVE in Jesus!! That is the new plan. Work equals believing. God’s goal is that we believe in Jesus.
“Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.’
Then they asked him, ‘What must we do to do the works God requires?’ Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.’ | John 6:27-29