WHAT IS THE LORD’S WORK?

The Bible variously affirms the Christian Life is one of
work and service unto God and our fellowman. Here’s a few scriptures that affirm this:
~ 1 Cor. 15:58 – “…be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord…”
~ Eph. 2:10 – “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared
beforehand that we should walk in them.”
~ Titus 2:14 – [Jesus] “… gave himself for us that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own
special people, zealous for good works.”
~ Titus 3:1 – “Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work.”
~ Titus 3:8 – “This is a faithful saying… those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works…”
Most Bible students readily understand that God wants us to be servants in His kingdom. However, we
may sometimes struggle to properly discern exactly “how” we are to be servants in God’s kingdom. Here is
a wonderful writing by Brother Howard Norton wherein he discusses “What Is The Lord’s Work?”
WHAT IS THE LORD’S WORK?
If done in the name of the Lord and for His glory, the Lord’s work is a cup of cold water; a genuine compliment; listening to
a child talk; showing genuine friendship to a new person on the job; stopping to render aid; overlooking a slight; developing
the mind through study and discipline; practicing good sportsmanship; waiting on the Lord’s table. – – It is preparing a good
meal for your family; building shelves for your wife; being kind to a new student at school; visiting someone who is ill;
giving a hand to a person carrying a load; aiding a blind man across the street; writing a letter to your congressman; teaching
a Bible class; visiting a prisoner. – – The Lord’s work is visiting the sick room; giving a stalled car a push; going fishing with
your dad; shopping with an aged aunt; writing to a friend; thinking about God. – – It is giving financial aid to needy relatives;
attending P.T.A. meetings; taking an orphan to a football game; calling to say hello to an old friend; handing out a Bible tract;
checking a widow’s needs. – – The Lord’s work is performing everyday jobs well… thanking your wife for her devotion;
rejoicing over your children’s progress; stopping to explain “why” to a teenager; working with your daughter to solve a
school problem; taking an evening to be with your wife; visiting an absentee from worship; building a better neighborhood. –
– The list could go on and on! In short, The Lord’s Work could be easily summed up by what Jesus said in Matthew 5:16.