On a frigid day in January 1961, a young president gave us one of the most memorable speeches which he concluded with these words: “With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.” As the title song begins, “Christ has no hands but our hands to do His work today. He has no feet but our feet to lead men in the way. He has no tongue but our tongue to tell men how He died. He has no help but our help to bring them to His side.” Jesus said, “For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves, and entrusted his possessions to them.” Matthew 25:14.
Christians have been entrusted with the possessions of Jesus. If any gain is to come from them, we must do the work. The church has been entrusted to qualified elders (Acts 20:28). This gospel has been entrusted to faithful men (2 Tim 2:2). The helping of the needy saints is in the hands of every member who gives of their means each Lord’s day (1 Cor 16:1-3).
The work of the church is totally up to His followers. He commanded us to go into all the world and preach the gospel. Then He left us alone to do it.
Christians are vital to the cause for which Christ died. He depends on us to get the job done. Don’t make excuses. If not us, then who? If not now, when? Today is the day of salvation (2 Cor 6:2). As Jesus said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work” (Jn 9:4). God’s work was Jesus’ work. Jesus’ work was the apostle’s work (Jn 17:18). The apostle’s work is our work (1 Cor 11:1). Time is ticking, so, DO IT! (Lk 8:21)