Conundrum of Work

Miriam Webster defines conundrum as: an intricate and difficult problem. During Jesus’ lifetime, He presented several of these. One of my favorites is found in the Gospel of John 6:28-29 where it says, ” Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. The Jewish folks who were following Him and listening to Him knew that He was teaching them about getting right with God and pleasing God, so they asked Him what “work” they could do to make that happen. In essence what Jesus was saying that there is NO work you can do. Work is not involved. To be right with God required faith in Jesus. Period. That is the full and sum total of what is necessary to get right with God.

That is sorta why they call it the Gospel = the good news. THAT is not a conundrum…it is but the simple truth.


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