"I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9:4
The above verse seems to be inserted into the story of the healing of the blind man. Jesus expresses a sense of urgency using four important points we would do good to consider:
I must work the works of him that sent me – He understood that he was on a mission and that he had been sent. He worked according to a divinely set plan and pace. He must work. We must recall that we have been sent. This explains the accountability factor. Since we have been sent, we must be willing to give account of our work both here on earth and ultimately before he judgment seat of Christ.
While it is day – A diligent leader must understand the value and importance of seasons. To the slothful, day and night are the same. Christ understood the importance of timing. God will always honor a full eight hour day of diligence.
The night cometh – During the day one can see far better than at night. Perhaps that is the reason Jesus inserted this principle while healing a blind man who was always in the dark. I encourage young pastors to take advantage of their youth and strength to, for example, fast days on end before diabetes and other infirmities make it more difficult to do so.
When no man can work – The time will come when “I should have” and “if I can only go back” will only be useless expressions of lament.
Let us present our days of consecration with urgency!
Let us pray and intercede with urgency!
Let us execute the Strategy of Jesus with urgency!
Because He is coming soon.
David V. Jimenez
What We Believe
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