Be Zealous in All You Do

The word of God admonishes us to be diligent in business (to know the state of our flocks), and to do whatever we do with our whole heart and total might (Prov. 18:9; 27:23; Col. 3:23).  In short, we are to continually go about doing good (Acts 10:34-35, 38).

A sporting competition cannot be won unless the players are wholehearted about the game.  A song cannot become a hit unless the singer puts his whole heart into it.  Great things can never be achieved unless the person wholeheartedly pursues his goal.  Some call it singleness of mind.  These same principles hold true for the godly life (1 Kings 8:61).

Jesus was single-minded about serving God in His life (Matt. 4:10).  He knew this was done by serving those in need of clothes or food and attending to the sick (Matt. 25:33-40).

Jesus called fishermen and then told them to go fishing for human lives - to save lost souls by telling them how to live a godly life (Matt. 4:19; Mark 1:17).  He told His disciples to teach people to live a life of overcoming.  It is the same simple Way of life He came to show us.  This Way of life is pure and full of satisfaction, blessings and extreme joy.

Happiness comes from making others happy.  Peace comes from sowing peace, and love comes to those who give it.  That is why Jesus never lived to please Himself (Rom. 15:3).  He lived to please others by taking care of their needs first and doing it all for the glory of the Father (Rom. 15:2).  Those who observed Him thought He was a nice guy.  They thought He was a "do-gooder," and He was.  He was a "do-gooder" for God.

God’s works are all righteous.  When we practice righteousness for the glory of God, we are doing the works of the Father (Matt. 5:16).  Practicing righteousness is God’s Will and that is all Jesus did (John 21:25).  It is so simple that a child would have no problem with it.  Followers of Jesus Christ are called little children in the Bible because they live only to please their Father.  They do this by practicing righteousness and doing righteous deeds to those who are in need (Luke 18:17; 1 John 2:1; 3:7).

Why delay another day?  Why not start living God’s Way right now, so you can be blessed for the rest of your life?