What is the Lord's Work?

The expression "the Lord’s work" is often used in religious circles.   For example, people say, "We must get behind the Lord’s work."   Jesus said, "My food [or My purpose] is to do the Will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work" (John 4:34).  By this we can see that doing the Will of God is the Lord’s work.

In John 6:28, the people wanted to know how to work the works of God.  Jesus said, "This is the work of God, that you obey Me," which is what believe means (John 3:36).  You must keep Jesus’ words to be His disciples (John 8:31, 51).   Anyone who teaches differently is a false teacher (1 Tim. 6:3-4).

Jesus said that He did not seek His own will (interest) but the Father’s Will only (John 5:30).  Jesus said that if we did not observe Him doing the Father’s work or Will, we should not believe Him (John 10:37).  "Check My fruits," He said (Matt. 7:15-16, 20).  If He did His works to please the Father daily, healing the sick, feeding the hungry and constantly helping those in need, we should believe Him just because we see the works (Matt. 8:15; 11:5; 15:30-38).  His fruits or works prove the Father’s Spirit was in Him (John 10:38).

We too, then, must keep Christ’s sayings by keeping Christ’s works (John 12:47; Matt. 3:10).  Jesus said we would do greater works than He did (John 14:12).   Keeping Christ’s works is how we overcome the flesh and live to the Spirit (Rom. 8:13; Rev. 2:26).  When we are servants of others, we are doing the Lord’s work.

We glorify God daily by doing our good works in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ (Matt. 5:16; Col. 3:17).  These works perfect the faith of Jesus Christ in our bodies (James 2:22).  Jesus lives in us when we live our lives to please Him.

"By their fruits [works] you will know them" (Matt. 7:16, 20-21; Col. 1:10).   It is as simple as that.  The whole truth concerning the Lord’s work is simply not known by many today.  The Lord’s work is the good works we do for God.