Listen to this morning’s Scripture Song – Psalm 61:1 – 3
Read the “1106 Evening and Morning“ devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
“His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.” – (John 2:5)
Several years ago Nike developed an advertising campaign surrounding the phrase “Just Do It”. I don’t know if the phrase was original with them or not, but they made it very popular. The world is still filled with t-shirts and bumper stickers with the slogan on them.
As I was reading this morning’s passage and came to John 2:5, I thought about the phrase “Just Do It”. I got to thinking that this phrase kind of sums up the secret to the successful Christian life. We are to find out what God says and do it. Now before you fuss with me, I understand that salvation is a gift we receive, and not an action we do; but we do need to listen to what God says about salvation and then apply it personally to our lives. And then after we are saved, we are to find the will of God for our lives through the Word of God, and obey it. God says that if we “just do it” we will have success and fulfillment in the Christian life.
We are also to do the will of God heartily:
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” (Colossians 3:23)
There is way too much apathy among God’s people today. Where is the zeal for the Lord’s work that used to be so prevalent among believers?
We are also to do the will of God for our lives with joy:
“Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.” (Hebrews 13:17)
We are also to do God’s will quickly, without procrastination.
“So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.” (Luke 14:21)
Just Do It!
“And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.” (Luke 8:21)
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