Whose Business

You know the account of Jesus when he was twelve and was missing from the family when they were returning from Jerusalem.  “And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions” (Luke 2:46). Jesus’ reply to His parents questions was, “How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? (Luke 2:49).

Jesus was always looking to His Heavenly Father and doing the Father’s will. That was Who He lived for and yes, would eventually die for. In John 5 after healing the impotent lame man on the Sabbath, he was questioned by Jews. “But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work” (John 5:17). 

If saved, and a child of God, is that your heart’s desire as well—to always be busy about the Father’s work? Today so many professing, Christian dads are entertainment minded. They have never grown out of the child’s fun and games mentality. 

How much better to spend our time busy about the Father’s work  serving the Lord in our jobs, ministering to our families and to others as He leads, pursuing the lost around us for salvation. Be an example to your children of the joy that comes when we work for the Father. 

“We love him, because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19).