Saturday, December 1, 2012
He Who Began a Good Work...
"And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ returns." Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
Just a short food for thought note tonight...
I am reading the passages from 2 Kings on the life of Elisha as part of my new Bible study. From this, I am learning how to have more faith and to believe God for bigger things. Elisha did some wild things!
As I was sitting, meditating and praying over what I had read, the scripture above came to me. It occurred to me that God began a good work in Elisha's life many years before Jesus was even born, but it is still not completed. It won't be completed until Jesus returns. Elisha is still living out the purpose for his life through the pages of scripture and the lives of believers that still hear his teaching. Isn't that amazing?
What is more amazing to me is that this is what God has planned for each of us. Long after we are gone, God will still be working out the purpose for our lives in the lives of others and the legacy we leave.
What do you think about that?