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Looking Busy, But Not Being Busy

I saw a poster of Jesus knocking on a door with the caption, “Quick! Look busy, Jesus is coming!” Initially, that might seem shocking but when we think about it, many believe that their spiritual maturity is measured by their works. While there is nothing wrong with doing works for God’s glory, we could wrongly assume that our works—and only our works—bring us in better standing with Christ, provide greater promises, or heal us of wounds from our past. If we believe God is comparing a measuring stick against our actions, then we fail to recognize the significance of Christ on the cross.

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