Work FOR God, or the work OF God

Thanks to Oswald Chambers for bringing this Bible verse to my attention today:

“We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.” 2 Corinthians 4:10 (NIV)

I love the feeling of paradox here, and the truth of actual Christ operating through His followers. Rather than adherence to a religious, Christian code, or a human movement with Jesus as the founding member, the disciple of Christ is a conduit through which Christ is alive and operating on earth here and now. The follower of Christ does not do work FOR God. Instead, he gets out of the way and allows God to do His work through him.

Perhaps the greatest tragedy of the Christian Church today is that many strive to do work FOR Christ rather than surrendering TO Christ so that the work OF Christ becomes a reality through them.


One thought on “Work FOR God, or the work OF God

  1. Yes I’ve sure found that the church has made it easy to get caught up in doing, rather than surrendering and letting Him work through us what He wants.

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