While meditating this morning, I was being taught to recognize the dangers of being engaged in God’s work without being in God’s will. The passage I was reading is a familiar passage to many, and it is the words of Jesus in Matthew chapter 7, wherein he warns “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
This is a warning to all missionaries, full-time and part-time church workers and the lay person, for the people that Jesus is referring to here are not those who are unaware of the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but those who have prophesied, cast out devils and done (not some but) many wonderful works, in his name – the works that Jesus calls – works of iniquity.
Points to ponder:
So if you and I are a worker of and for Jesus, are we doing works for God or doing God’s will? Let us not have to face Jesus after working for him to hear him say that we are workers of iniquity for not having done the will of God the Father, who is in heaven. Are you/I doing works for God or doing God’s will?
Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV)
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 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?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.