Posted by: Brian Musser | April 14, 2014

God Continues to Work

Work-Ship – Week One:  God Works – Day Five: God Continues to Work

As we look at God as a worker,  I thought it may be necessary to emphasize that God continues to work.  Much of what we talked about around God’s work was in respect to God’s creative work at the beginning of the universe.  When we think about God working our first instinct is to think about Creation.  God worked in Creation but God’s work is not done.  He is still working.  Let’s spend a few moments looking at Scripture that emphasizes the continuing nature of God’s work.

Amos 9:7 (HCSB) Israelites, are you not like the Cushites to Me?  This is the Lord’s declaration.  Didn’t I bring Israel from the land of Egypt, the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Arameans from Kir?

I find this verse fascinating.  Not only does it show that God claims specific responsibility for historical events but historical events in the lives of multiple people groups.  God is active in the history of all people.  God is working in the events of all nations.

Lamentations 3:22-24 (HCSB)

22 Because of the Lord’s faithful love
we do not perish,
for His mercies never end.
23 They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness!
24 I say: The Lord is my portion,
therefore I will put my hope in Him.

Jeremiah in these central verses of Lamentations realizes that God is constantly at work sustaining us.  His sustenance is necessary for our very existence and that sustenance is given to us daily.  God is working in all nations on a daily basis.

Jeremiah 29:11-14 (HCSB)

“For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and places where I banished you”—this is the Lord’s declaration. “I will restore you to the place I deported you from.”

God’s work is thoughtful, planned in advance, part of a larger scheme and ultimately toward our benefit.  So God is daily working in all nations for their eternal benefit.

Revelation 21:5 (HCSB) Then the One seated on the throne said, “Look! I am making everything new.” He also said, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.”

God is making all things new.  God’s work will continue until the ultimate culmination of this universe when all things are made new.  God will continue to work throughout all of history.  So God is daily working in all nations for their eternal benefit until all things are made new.

Look for specific ways that is God is working in your life.  Because God is still working, your work here and now can be seen in the context of God’s continuous work.

As you work, are you working with God or against God?

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