By Joe Slater
Road signs used to urge is to reduce our speed in construction
zones: “Slow! Men At Work!” Political correctness forbids such
gender-specific signs nowadays, but using “slow” to describe the
men instead of our driving (several men leaning on their shovels
while one actually works) still brings a smile to our face.
Usually, we can perceive when men are working. But what
about God? Yes, God works! He worked in the six creation days,
though no human was there to observe it (Genesis 1). He works
in sustaining His creation (Hebrews 1:3). Our five senses don’t
perceive that either.
God works when a sinner obeys the gospel, being “buried with
Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through
faith in the working of God who raised Him from the dead'”
(Colossians 2:13). That’s a spiritual operation not seen by eyes
Does God continue to work in lives after we become
Christians? “It is God who works in you, both to will and to do
for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13). Once again, His
working may not be outwardly obvious.
Sometimes we might think God is slow in His work. Job
suffered at great length before God delivered himn. Joseph spent
many years as a slave and a prisoner before God exalted him a
governor of Egypt. But be assured, God knows exactly what He
is doing, and His timing is always impeccable. He always acts in
our best interest!”The Lord is not slack concerning His promises,
as some count slackness, but is long-suffering toward us, not
willing that any should perish, but that all should come to
repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).