Friday, September 23, 2016

My Father's Business – Part 2 – His Children

Michael continues from last post that Jesus' response to his mother Mary was, "Know ye not that I must be about my Father's business?"  These were the first words recorded that Jesus spoke. Mary and Joseph understood the carpentry business. However, his earthly parent's did not understand Jesus' heavenly Father's business. God has called each of His children as His sons and daughters to their Father's business. The Father's business is that we would be His epistles written not with ink but with the spirit of the living God, known and read of all men and women. We who are called of God understand His calling, one step at a time, as we walk in fellowship with Him.  To understand is to grasp the meaning of something. As we answer His call to follow in the Lord's footsteps He will open the eyes of our understanding about the function and the purpose for which we were created.

We do not segment our lives, giving some time to God, some to our business or schooling, while keeping parts to ourselves. The idea is to live all of our lives in the presence of God, under the authority of God, and for the honor and glory of God. That is what the Christian life is all about.” - R.C.Sproul 

Prior to this passage in Luke, Mary had taken the things about the birth of Jesus and "pondered them in her heart." Understanding that I must be about my father's business is both a "flash of insight" and a lifelong revelation as we meditate upon His Word, ponder these things in our hearts, and walk with him one step at a time. We must approach our Heavenly Father with a childlike meekness and humility. When confronted with the confusion of the world, what would Jesus do? Like Jesus, we must be about our father's business.  We have been called to exhort one another in love, to comfort those in need, to build up and edify one another in the household of faith.

May God richly bless you,
Your brother in Christ, Michael

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