Priceless Woman Ministries
Julia M. Faulkner
"If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work." II Timothy 2:21
Have you ever been reading your Bible and you came across a verse that just rather jumped off the page and struck something deep within you? This is exactly what happened to me not long ago. I didn't have a particular subject or passage to study so I just opened God's word to the Old Testament and chose a book and chapter to begin. Here is what I read that night: Ezekiel 15:3: "Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? 4: Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for any work?" The part that really stood out for me was the last sentence of verse 4: "Is it meet for any work?" Now, I don't know what comes to your mind when you read that, and I cannot tell you exactly what intrigued me about those six words. It sure did get me to thinking about working for the Lord though, and that is how this study came to be. Through this I hope to help you realize the responsibility you have to the Lord; the attitude necessary for good works to have any meaning; encourage you to do your best for God; be a good steward of your talents for Him; to strive to bring honour and glory to His name; and to realize that there is more to being born again than just getting to Heaven. As the man said, salvation is more than just "fire insurance" else why would God leave us here once we got born into His family?
So, what does it mean to be "meet" for any work? The word meet has the meaning of being profitable, fit, suitable for something. So let's start from there.
Has Your Conscience Been Purged?
Before one can even begin to do God's work, he must be born again. Jesus even taught that doing "good works" does not guarantee entrance to Heaven. In Matthew 7:22 He said: "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?" How many lost souls do you think will stand before God one day pleading their good works as to get them in? Far too many I am afraid. Unfortunately, they will hear Jesus' reply found in the next verse: 23: "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." How truly sad this is! To have spent so much time and effort for naught. To hear Christ say "Depart! I NEVER knew you!" How heart wrenching that day will be for many. It is quite obvious that if Christ knows you not as one of His own, no matter how hard you work your labors will not be sufficient to get you into Heaven.
Look with me if you will to Luke 6:46: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47: Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 48: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49: But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." Jesus said that there MUST be a foundation, for without a foundation all the works that one has built will fall in great ruin. The man that has the solid foundation is the very wise man. How foolish to build upon a shaky foundation such as self-sufficiency and self-effort and self-worth. Having foundations such as those are like trying to build a home on sand in that they cannot stand. You must have a solid foundation and Christ is the only solid foundation.
I Corinthians 3:11 tells us that "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." How many are laying foundations of sand that will one day be swept away? Do you have that secure foundation, that one and only foundation, of Jesus Christ the Son of God?
Hebrews 9:14: "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Friend, it is very obvious that apart from Christ there is no such thing as good works. Before regeneration, there are only dead works. When something is dead that means that it is deprived of life; barren; infertile; lacking power or effect, void of having interest, having no relevance or significance. Now, that seems serious to me. If you've never been born again, or you know of someone who isn't born again, and you or that person is doing "good works", these good works have no relevance or significance to God whatsoever. They are of no effect to your eternity in any way.
What then must you do? You must first lay that one and only foundation . . . that of Christ. John 3:3: "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." What God wants is for you to put your trust in His only Son. John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." Christ came so that you might be reconciled to the Father. John 3:36: "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." All that He asks is that you trust in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus and He will make you new!
II Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." When you let Christ cleanse you from sin and fill you with God's Spirit, then, and only then, will you be meet for any work and will your works have life! In John 6:29 we read "Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent." If you've never believed on Christ and never accepted His forgiveness, will you take care of that right now?
God's Purpose for Works . . .
Ephesians 2:10: "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Reading through the New Testament you will find much evidence that God leaves us here after our conversion for one purpose and one purpose only . . . to walk in good works. Verse 10 of Ephesians 2 clearly states that we are "created . . . unto good works". Again, only in Christ are we able to produce any works that mean anything. All those "good" things you did while you were lost are worthless because at that time you were still separated from God. He does not recognize those things. However, now that you've been made new, you have a calling, a purpose, and a reason to do good works.
We have to realize that there really isn't any reason why we shouldn't be taken up to glory at our conversion. Do you really think we are indispensable to God? I mean, He is the one with total power and can do everything without us if He wants to. As evidenced in scripture, God has us here for a reason. Since God equips you for special service, it is obvious He has a specific work that He wants you to carry out for the remainder of your time on this earth. I believe that there are two types of works: those that He commands all of His children to do and those works that He equips each individual for by the giving of talents or gifts. All of our works have a purpose: furtherance of the family of God, edification of the saints, but always to the honour and glory of our Father. God takes our labors very seriously and I would have you therefore carefully consider what it is that God has in store for you. Because it is a long text, I won't include it here, but I ask you to read Matthew 25:14 - 28. God expects for you to take what He has given you and be fruitful with it!
Let's investigate a few of these points a little further using God's written word. Regardless of your gift or talent, God wants us to use our lives to the honour and glory of Him! I Corinthians 10:31: "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." I know that no matter what we are doing, we must consider if it is honouring to God or not. Considering this particular verse, I think it especially important to be aware of why you are doing what you're doing! John 5:44: "How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?" While it is important for us encourage one another, we must keep our heart in check so that our motive will always be to bring honour to the Father. So many times we get jealous because someone else's work was recognized but ours was not. Two words come to mind: strife and vainglory. Philipians 2:3: "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves." We should not desire that any honour go to us for all that we are and all that we do. If someone tells you they appreciate your hard work and that they are blessed by what you do, I believe it appropriate to pass it on over to God since it is because of Him that we are who we are!
Matthew 5:16: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." It is through our good works that the world can see Jesus! We are here as an example to others that don't know Him. Even though God could do it all on His own, He has chosen to use us to accomplish His work in this world! Remember Jesus' words in John 15 verse 16: "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you." From our Lord's own mouth we see that He chose us and ordained us so that we should go and bring forth fruit. A verse of interest to this point is found in John 12:24: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." When you have died to your sin (been born again) and when you have given Christ priority in your life (John 3:30: "He must increase, but I must decrease.") and you die to self and self-interests (Galatians 2:20: "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.") then will you be able to bring forth that fruit that Jesus spoke of.
In James 2, we are told that: 17: "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." and verse 22: "Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?" What we profess to the world, our faith in Christ, is made evident in our works. In other words, works are the living testimony of the faith we tell others we have. Works and labours for God perfect (complete; accomplish; consummate; consecrate; finish; fulfill) the faith we say we have. Remember that man looks on the outward and while we should not do what we do to please man or for man's honour, works are God's way of allowing man to see our faith.
I Corinthians 6:20: "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." Due to the "high price" of our salvation, that of the sacrificed life of an innocent, just, and holy man, we ought to glorify God in our bodies, always remembering that this is a reasonable request from our Father. Romans 12:1: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Considering all that God has done for us, we should not find works as a burden, but rather a joy! In fact, if you are not labouring for God as you should, I can guarantee that you are feeling His chastising because you are His child and are out of His will!
Does service to God mean that never receiving anything for what we do? No! Jesus said that if you follow and serve the Son, the Father will hounor you! John 12:26: "If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour."
My sisters in the Lord, works are so important to God that He has promised that we will be rewarded for all that we do. Matthew 16:27: "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works." Of course, it is not quite so simple. What I mean is that God has put a few stipulations on our works. Just because we do a work doesn't mean it will be rewarded. There are many of factors that will determine if a work is wood, stubble, or hay OR if it is the real thing! All of your works shall be tried and for whatever reason some will not make it through, but those that do you will be rewarded. 1 Corinthians 3:12: "Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13: Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14: If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15: If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."
What reasons could there be that our works would burn up? I believe that those works that are wood, stubble, and hay are the ones that we did for the wrong reason or attitude. First, you must always determine if you're doing something merely to please man or to please God! Ephesians 6:5: "Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6: Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7: With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:". Galatians 1:10: "For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ." It is important for us to keep our motives in check. If we do what we do only to get man's praise or to be seen of man, then those works will get burned up. The honour and praise you seek from man will be your reward, albeit very temporary.
Remember, it's what is in the heart that matters to God! Are you seeking to lift yourself up? Remember Philipians 2:3? "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves." Romans 12:3: "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."
You must always remember that without Christ you are nothing and could do nothing. I don't believe we should do things only to earn a reward from God, but to follow in Christ's footsteps and to fulfill the will of God. Because Jesus so willingly gave His life, so should we! He was our example. I John 2:5: "But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6: He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked." Jesus came as a servant, let us keep in our hearts to be as Him! Philipians 2:7: "But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:" The right attitude in our hearts regarding our reasonable service to God is very pleasing to God.
Philipians 2:14: "Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;". I am not totally sure about those works that begin with murmurings and disputings . . . but since it isn't wise to take a chance on something as important as our good works, I think we must all do all things cheerfully. Remember, if the world, or even baby Christians, see us complaining and murmuring about our service to God, do you think that that is honouring to God in any way? What kind of light are we being? II Corinthians 9:7: "Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."
How many times have we been asked to do something and either in our hearts or even outwardly we murmur about how many other things we have to do? I praise God that Jesus never murmured! Again, let us follow His perfect example. Is it much of a sacrifice when we do something when it's convenient for us? True love is reflected in our willingness to be available whenever God may need us! I can't see God rewarding us for works done by fitting them in to our schedule! Consider what God says about the desires of our hearts: Matthew 6:19: "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." If you would rather spend your money, time, etc. on earthly things instead of for the Lord, don't expect have much waiting for you eternally! II Corinthians 9:6: "But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully." Are we sowing sparingly?
Sometimes it is so easy to want to give up for one reason or another. God has cautioned against this in two different passages. First in Galatians 6:9: "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Then in II Thessalonians 3:13: "But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing." In my own life, if I become weary in well-doing and start murmuring about the things I do for God, it usually means I have an overload on my time! How much of our time is spent engaging in worthless activities when we could be laboring for our Father? Make it a habit to weigh everything you do by it's eternal value! John 3:30: "He must increase, but I must decrease." I believe that if you apply this verse to your daily life and your own desires, you will begin to weed out those things that don't really matter. Don't let the weeds of daily life choke out your fruit! As your desire becomes to be in constant service for Him, I believe that your own selfish desires will fade.
Sometimes we become weary because of persecutions. This is probably one of the areas that I personally struggle with. I honestly don't handle trials and tribulations well, and I think that many Christians honestly don't realize that these are a part of being a Christian. You know how Christ was hated! John 15:18: "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." Should we expect any differently since we carry His name? John 15:20: "Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also."
To keep you strong, memorize these verses: Romans 8:35: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36: As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37: Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38: For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39: Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." God is always there and He has promised to never leave nor forsake us. It is we who become weak and stumble but He is always there, holding us up with His hand (Psalms 37:23)!
II Corinthians 9: "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10: Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong." Never forget where your strength is! It is not of yourself, but through the power of Christ!
It doesn't seem quite fair to our feeble minds when we suffer for what we do in the name of the Lord! Ah! but with God He would rather you suffer for the good you do than for any evil you may commit! I Peter 3:17: "For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing." Are you suffering persecution for those things you do for God? Take heart! Could it be that you're dying more to self? I Peter 4:1: "Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2: That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God."
I Thessalonians 5:18: "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." Keep a healthy attitude! Don't let your persecutions bring you down, just get down on your knees and thank God for them! True trials and persecutions reflect a life lived daily for a loving Lord.
Now, what happens to those who do not bear fruit? John 15: 1: "I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2: Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3: Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4: Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6: If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8: Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples." Let's look at verses 2, 4, 5, & 6 a little closer.
If you notice in verse 2 it says "Every branch in me. . ." Obviously Jesus is speaking of those who have been born-again. Moving along, we see that those in Him that "beareth not fruit, He taketh away:". Now, what could that mean? Very honestly I believe that it means that God will require your life, take your talent from you, or place you on a shelf if you are not bearing fruit for Him. Looking at verse 6, we see that fruitless branches that do not abide in Christ are "cast forth . . . and is withered" and "men gather them . . . cast them into the fire (this fire being judgement and not hell), and they are burned".
In verses 2 & 6 we read about being taken away and about being cast forth. In either case you must realize that a person's service to the Lord has been cut short due to disobedience and he will face God with little or no rewards waiting for him due to the sin of disobedience. Imagine how it will feel if it is you who will stand before God and have nothing to show as far as your labours, good works, or fruit for Him!
Think about the gardener with the parts of a plant that are not producing any fruit. He cuts them off, takes them away. Now, for a saved person does this mean his salvation is lost? No! We are saved only through our faith and never through works nor anything else for that matter. But, if you are not abiding in Christ, you cannot bear any fruit. Jesus said that without Him we can do nothing! This has to do with your relationship with Him. If there is no daily fellowship, then expect no desire to serve Him. If you are not aware of God's will for your life, then expect no fruit. If you don't study God's word, pray, nor attend church regularly, expect no works to be present in your life. Apart from a nurturing relationship with Christ, there are no works. Just because you are saved does not guarantee good fruit. You indeed are equipped, fit, or suitable for good works after your conscience has been purged, but if you are not walking in the Light but instead are living in the flesh, then you face the possibility of being taken away. You must be willing, you must know His will, you must be fed by His word daily, you must remain an active partner in your relationship with Him. God says that where our treasure is, there we will find our heart! Is your heart filled with the desire to serve God?
When God tells His Son to come get His children and bring them home, what will the Lord find you doing? Watching T.V., gossiping on the phone, doing things that have little or no significance in our lives in Christ? Are you like the servant who is not prepared for his Master's return? In Luke 12, verses 36 - 48, Jesus contrasts two different kinds of servants. First, one who is watching, ready for his lord's return, who is a good and faithful servant and then there is the servant whose heart isn't right, making merry, with no thought of the lord's return! Read I Thessolonians 5! We do not know when our Lord will return for us but regardless of that fact, we should always be ready for our trip home!
There are times when a Christian is not meet for the Master's use because he is not living like a Christian. Many things can hinder us from being fully committed to doing God's work and being prepared to meet Him when He returns for us. Sometimes Christians are carnally (worldly) minded (I Corinthians 3) and thus are still babes in Christ and do not know what their responsibility is to God. Other times folks hear but let the cares of this world choke God's word from producing anything in their lives (Mark 4:18, 19). Often the unfruitful servant is one who is a forgetful hearer (James 1:25). In other words he is a hearer only and not a doer. Maybe people don't know their calling because they don't ask, or they ask but have no faith (Matthew 21:22; Matthew 7:7 - 11). Possibly it could be that there is something in their lives that they must first forsake before they can be meet (Matthew 19:29). Since sin separates us from the Lord (as Christians it is our fellowship and testimony that is affected by sin) I believe that a man in the flesh, hinders his service to the Lord because his mind is busy on temporal things. (I Peter 4:2; Romans 6:12)
God has a will for all our lives and equipped us at our conversion to fulfill that plan. Don't be a bad steward over what you've been entrusted with. I have a problem with folks who use their musical talents by playing or singing music other than that which lifts up the Lord. In my heart I know it's a misuse of a God-given talent. We are to do all to the glory of God and singing about drunkenness, sexual impurity, divorce, and other lewd behavior in not doing a thing to lift Him up! In fact, I believe it to be an abomination to Him. Music is a ministry and has great potential in its effects on people. It can fill people's hearts with a greater love for the Lord, edify the saints, and so many other good things.
Now, there are works that all of God's children are commanded to do, with soul-winning being first and foremost. We are told that while God gives the increase, we have our part to do by planting the seed or by watering. 1 Corinthians 3:6: "I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase." and verse 8: "Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour." You may not lead every person to the Lord that you witness to, but those seeds you plant are important to God and you will be rewarded for your labour.
Another thing we are commanded to do is found in Galatians 6:10: "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith." We are to meet the needs of all people, but especially those who are a part of God's family.
What others can you think of? Begin a list on a sheet of paper, adding continually as God lays it upon your heart.
We parents are to be stewards of the gift of the children God gives us. Thus, we are commanded to train up these children (Proverbs 22:6); teach the word of God to these children all the day long (Duet. 6:6 - 9); raise these children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). I believe godly parents will have a great reward waiting in Heaven for them.
This list could go on and on, but the point is that God's family is like our earthly family. Some have jobs and responsibilities specifically for them, while at the same time there are jobs and responsibilities we are all expected to do!
Ladies, I would like to close this study with a few thoughts and suggestions for you. I would like to encourage those who have been slack in this area to get down on your knees with a pure heart, seeking God's forgiveness, asking Him to begin a great work in your life that would be to His honour and glory. Psalms 86:15: "But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth." God is longsuffering to usward, although I do believe He has His limits! If you feel Him chastising, it is not too late! Don't be cut off and cast away.
For those who do live daily for the Lord, pray that your motives would always be scriptural, godly reasons for your labour, and that you will continue in God's will. If you know that there is something amiss in your labours for God and you do not do anything to correct it, it is sin! James 4:17 "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." Don't let the temporary things of this life keep you from the rewards of living for Christ! It's just not worth it.
I Corinthians 4:2 says "Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful." You are a steward over many things from the Lord! How faithful are you? Going back to John 15, verse 7 we see that if we abide in Christ and his words abide in you, you shall ask and it shall be done. Also in that passage we see that apart from Christ we can do nothing. So the next time you feel led of the Lord to do a work for Him, seek His guidance! You can't go wrong. He has promised (John 15:7). Philipians 4:6: "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."
Do you know what God wants most from us? Willingness, obedience, and sacrifice (following Christ's example to us in these areas)! Isaiah 6:8: "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me." Will you go for the Lord? Psalms 54:6: "I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good." More importantly, will you go freely for Him?
May the Lord find us all faithful servants and labourers at His return!
Here are some references concerning works and service and living for the Lord that you will want to study on during your personal Bible study time. Remember, we are to be doers of the word and not just hearers!
© 1997 by Julia M. Faulkner, Sonshine Publications