Let's Get Involved In Doing The Lord's Work!

As Christians, associating ourselves with a congregation of the Lord’s people is not a difficult task. Unfortunately, some Christians want to be considered a part of the congregation, but they do not desire to be involved in the Lord’s work.

The whole purpose of the church is to act in concert, fulfilling God’s will (cf. Matthew 7:21; Luke 6:46-49; Ephesians 4:11-16). However, in order to complete this requirement, members must know what to “do” (James 1:22). Unfortunately, there are members of the Lord’s church who know what to “do” but seemingly “do” their utmost to avoid contact with the church leadership, lest they be given a responsibility of completing a task or tasks associated with spiritual service (Romans 12:1 NASB).

While congregations should always work to incorporate the entire membership into a plan of work in the Lord’s kingdom, it is indeed necessary that every member be willing to step forward and demonstrate their eagerness to participate in that work.

If we are willing participants in the Lord’s work, we will soon understand that serving the Lord is one of the most enjoyable experiences of a Christian’s life. We learn to become a part of something larger than ourselves (Romans 14:7-8; Galations 2:20), plus we get to enjoy the company of folks who share our spiritual values (Hebrews 10:23-25), ultimately improving our focus on spiritual things rather than on worldly things (Colossians 3:1-2).

Therefore, let us heed Paul’s admonition to the Corinthian brethren in 1 Corinthians 15:58, to “be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

Beloved, if we’re not already involved, let’s get involved in doing the Lord’s work!

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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