When we are properly educated in God’s Word, we are more prepared to do God’s work. And that is why it is so important to be biblically educated so that we can be spiritually equipped.
For those of us who believe, Christianity is NOT a spectator sport; nor about just wearing the team jersey; nor touting the common tag of “I’m a Christian,” but rather it is an active faith that receives Christ and allows Him to reside in our hearts.
And as we give Him more access to our lives, He begins to “furnish” every room of our house with His character. He cleans up the dust balls that accumulate with complacency. There are no “keep out” signs on the premises; it’s a total take over.
The Bible declares, “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). Wow! Think about that! God will not prescribe you work to do unless He first prepares you to do that work. That is for ALL of us—not just the preacher or the teacher!
Think about how God had David, as a shepherd boy, not only practicing with a slingshot, but having experiences that brought him up against a lion and a bear in order to hone his skill and defend the sheep.
You see, whether David was tending the sheep, protecting the sheep or merely practicing with his tool, all of it was the necessary training for the battlefield of his future. David did not know that a giant named Goliath was in his future, but God did. And that is why God equips us for the work He has for us.
So isn’t it comforting to know that God fit us with His character and gifts us with spiritual tools, and He even provides us with the opportunities to do these good works? What are the good works you might ask? Well, I believe our good works are when we show the world how a good God works. When we shine our light in the darkest of nights because His light shines through us.
Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).