They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?”
Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.” – John 6:28-29 NLT
When the people who followed Jesus wanted to know what God wants them to do to be saved, Jesus told them that the only work God requires is to believe in Jesus! Sometimes we think that we have to do something to earn God’s gift of salvation, like go to church, give to the poor, pray repeatedly, help needy people, make disciples, etc. These are all godly things to do and yet they are not required by God for Him to give us salvation. All God requires is for us to believe in Jesus. One of the things Jesus said is that He already took ALL our sins (past, present, and future Hebrews 9:25-28) and paid the penalty for our sins by death on the cross. Instead of us dying for our sins, Jesus died in our place. So now we are free! Let us believe in Jesus and not make HIs sacrifice go to waste. Let us believe in what He said that He has completely paid for all the penalty of our sins so now we are free and saved! What great love! What a great gift!