What must we do to be saved? What must we do to retain salvation? What must we do to please God? What must we do to obtain God’s blessings? What must we do to grow in grace? What must we do to express God’s inner presence?
And on and on the questions go. Man is under the mistaken impression that he must do something to experience God. Man has devised a thousand and one methods to “activate” God.
With one simple statement, Jesus answers for all time every “What must we do?” question ever asked,
“This is the work of God that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”
The exercise of faith does not depend upon human will. It is the work of God. When faith arrives, man recognizes, accepts and affirms. It is automatic and effortless. He can do nothing else.
By Alex P. Cohen