“Do business with this until I return.” (Luke 19:13)
At the young age of twelve Jesus said, “I must be about My Father’s business” (Luke 2:49). What were you doing when you were twelve? What are you doing now? Let me ask it this way, “What must you do with your life?” Sooner or later we each must be able to answer that question with clarity and conviction. The sooner the better.
I once read where an economist said, “Unemployment is a characteristic unique to the human species only. All other creatures and created things seem to know what they are supposed to be doing—and are doing it.” Do you know what you’re supposed to be doing? And, are you doing it?
General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, was asked the secret of his amazing Christian life. Booth answered, “I told the Lord that he could have all that there is of William Booth.” God took that one life, filled it with vision, passion, discipline, and risk—and our world is a better place because of it. What on earth could happen if you were to fully give your life to Christ? And He were to fill it with vision, passion, discipline and risk? What army might you lead for Christ!?
John Wesley wrote, “The Possessor of heaven and earth placed you here, not as a proprietor, but as a steward.” My friends, the King has entrusted you with His goods, and now He trusts you to use them to do His business. The question we must answer is, What is the King’s business?
In a sentence it is this — “Jesus went about doing good, healing all who oppressed by the devil; for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38).
Jesus came to preach the Gospel in a way that went beyond words. He came to seek and to save that which was lost; destroying the power of the devil, and giving life abundantly to all who trust Him. Now He has committed unto us the ministry of reconciliation, that we may do for others as He has done for us.
That’s the King’s business. Are you doing it?