For What Are You Working?

Here’s a reminder from Jesus worth thinking about on a Monday.

“Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you.” (John 6:27)

It’s a big question with eternal consequences: “For what am I working today? For what am I living this week?”

We could take the life-changing principle given by Jesus in John 6 and apply it in multiple ways:

  • Do not work for the house that deteriorates
  • Do not work for the car that breaks down
  • Do not work for the boat that rusts
  • Do not work for the pool that leaks
  • Do not work for the vacation that is here today and over tomorrow
  • Do not work for the techno-toys that so quickly become outdated

Why not?

The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. (1 John 2:17)

Let’s live with that awareness this week: this world is passing away. It’s not our home. Its desires and trinkets will not last and can never truly satisfy.

Armed with that perspective, let’s seek first those blessings and treasures that will endure to eternal life.

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He’s a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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