Verse of the Day - Day 316

Work While It Is Day - John 9:4

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Today's Bible Verse:

John 9:4

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. (ESV)

Today's Inspiring Thought: Work While It Is Day

Jesus spoke these words, and with them, he spoke a mouthful. You might miss much of the Lord's intent if you pass over them too quickly. First, Christ stated that he had a particular work to do on earth, but he used the pronoun "we" because we are part of that work!

Jesus associated himself with us in the tasks he performed on behalf of the Father. He was preparing us for the Great Commission.

Next, it's interesting to note that everything Christ did (and still does) here on earth is the work "of him who sent me," meaning "the work of God." And, lastly, it's extremely important to understand the urgency of this work. God has a designated time frame—"while it is day"—for the work. Night, or the end of Christ's time on earth, was coming, just as it is coming for each of us.

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