Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent” (John 6:29).
Some of us have written our own Bible verse from Popular Opinion 1:1:
We’ll fix ourselves, thank you. We’ll make up for our mistakes with contributions, our guilt with busyness. We’ll overcome our failures with hard work. We’ll find salvation the old-fashioned way…we’ll earn it!
Christ, in contrast, says to us:
By the way, you take similar steps of trust daily.
Jesus invites you to do the same with him. But just him.
Not another leader.
Not even yourself.
Look to Jesus…and believe!
When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
The man answered, “Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him.”
“You have seen him,” Jesus said, “and he is speaking to you!”
“Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said. And he worshiped Jesus (John 9:35-39).