"Wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business?" Luke 2:42-52
Jesus had gone to Jerusalem with Mary and Joseph. He had remained in the Temple with His mother and Joseph returned home. Later Mary and Joseph found Him, and Mary rebuked Him with the question: "Son, why hast Thou thus dealt?" (This was the third sorrow of Mary.)Jesus replied: "How is it that ye sought Me? Wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business?" Mary had no answer. Jesus knew His Father's business, and He applied Himself to it with all His might.
In addition to being our Savior, Jesus is our Example. He is our Example in the matter of being about our Father's business. And our Father's business reaches into every nook and corner of our lives. If we are parents, Christian child training is both our and our Father's business. If we are children, love and obedience toward our parents is our Father's business and we must be about it with all faithfulness and diligence. In our work, in witnessing of the grace and love of Christ to those who do not yet believe, in prayer, in the support of Christian churches and schools, in every relationship with our fellowmen, everywhere, we are to be engaged in our Father's business, seeking His glory and the welfare of our fellow human beings, especially their eternal salvation.
Christian friends, The great compelling motive of the LORD Jesus, even as a boy, was to do God's will, to be about His Father's business. Do we feel that way? Our employment or profession maybe considered secular, but let's make the "King's business" our chief commitment. Our Father's business is big business. We must be about it as Jesus, our Example, was.
Those searching to know life's true meaning Can find it in only one way; By serving the LORD with commitment And living for Him day by day.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - Since the task is difficult, we dare not relax; since our opportunities are brief, we dare not delay.