Glorifying God by Completing Our Work

As I reflected today on Jesus’ prayer in John 17, I focused on his words “I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” Jesus had a unique mission: Messiah. Our individual missions differ greatly from his. Yet Ephesians 2:10 reminds us, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” God has given each Christian work to do as he did Jesus. Jesus could say in prayer that he had glorified God by accomplishing his mission. My prayer is that you and I may pray truthfully to God that we “have brought [God] glory on earth by completing the work he gave [us] to do.”

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