Looking through the want ads in the paper one can find various avenues of employment. If you are serious about obtaining a job you need to pay close attention to the job description that is provided by the employer. You want to know what specifically you are required to do.
We who have accepted Christ as our Savior and by God’s amazing grace have been received into His family also have several job descriptions. We are not saved by our good works but because of grace we are challenged to serve our wonderful Lord daily. The first job description I see is we are called to be laborers in His harvest. Our Lord describes our service for Him in several parables as workers in the field. This job description entails the hard work but also the joy that comes when we bring in the harvest of souls. Another job description calls us to be soldiers in the battle (2 Tim. 2:3,4). Just like good soldiers we must endure hardships, avoid entanglements, and please our commanding officer. A third job description calls us athletes in the games (2 Tim. 2:5). We are to make sure we compete according to the rules of the game. Another job description calls us members in the body (1 Cor. 12:18). Each of us has an important role to perform in the body of Christ. I find another job description in 2 Cor. 5:20: “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God”. We as citizens of a different kingdom need to represent the wishes and priorities of our King everywhere we go. A final job description that I would like to share is our position as fishers of men. Jesus told Peter and by application all of His followers that we have a duty to catch others for the kingdom.
God has done so much for us when He saved us from our sins and rescued us from eternal destruction. His grace teaches us, His love challenges us to serve Him the rest of our lives. Let’s energetically plunge into the delight of fulfilling our job descriptions.