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THEME: GOOD WORK John 10:31-36 NIV “Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them, “I have shown... Revelation of the Word:


John 10:31-36 NIV

“Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?” “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods” ’? If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside— what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’?”


-Jesus made it clear to the Pharisees and Jewish onlookers that He is the Son of God. Since they could not comprehend these truths due to their legalistic mindsets, they sort to follow the law by stoning Him. Jesus takes heed to do good works from the Father and He does nothing on His own and speaks what is from the Father, to please Him (John 8:28-29). Further that, the Holy Spirit remains in Jesus, as He is one with Him. The text as ‘gods’ reminds us of our union with the Holy Spirit, by Whose grace we become more that conquerors in Christ Jesus and can do all things through Him who strengthens us. It is by these truths that we hold fast onto our faith in Jesus Christ, and therefore please God through obedience of the word of God which transforms us to become Christlike each day.


God has a good plan and purpose for our lives. There is a reason for our existence. The best accomplishment in life is to know that purpose and accomplish it. God does good works through us and in us. We are then confident of the fact that God who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6). God formed us in Christ Jesus as His handiwork to do good works which He created us do in advance (Ephesians 2:10). It is pertinent that we succeed in every good work according to His purpose. We know that all things God works for the good for those who love God, and have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28). We are reminded to work at every assignment with diligence and wholeheartedness as if we are working for God and not people, because we are indeed working for God, and therefore we have our reward (Ephesians 6:7-8). To this end, let us continue to ask God to fill us with the knowledge of His will through His wisdom and understanding, so that we may please God in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened in all power, and giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to share in His inheritance (Colossians 1:9-12).  


Lord God Almighty we thank You for Your sacrifice on the cross that caused our redemption and forgiveness of sin. We thank You for Your mercy and grace that led to our salvation. May You remove all trespasses from us and every accusation against us. May You graft us into Christ and help us to live in Union with Him as Your children Father, and co-heirs with Him. May Your grace be every present with us as we seek first Your face, Your kingdom and Your righteousness. We shall not die like mere men but we shall live to declare Your goodness oh Lord. We shall leave a lasting legacy here on earth filled with good works for the glory and honor of Your name Father. We declare that we shall accomplish the purpose for which You have called us Oh Lord, and bear much fruit. You have made us kings and priests to You Lord and we shall reign on earth. We thank You Lord for this far that You have brought us and for the far that You are taking us. Thank You for the plans that You have for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future. We are more than conquerors in You Christ Jesus, we praise Your holy name. We shall always be strong and courageous, for when we are weak then we are strong, for You dwell abundantly in us precious Holy Spirit. May You bless us Lord and keep us. May You make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us. May You lift up Your countenance towards us and give us peace. Amen

Further reading: Titus 2:11-14, Revelation 5:10

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