Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 8:1-15 (day three)
“Now finish the work.” The world suffers not nearly so much from the evil deeds that abound as from the good work that men leave unfinished. Jesus warned us in a story he told not to become like the young man who told his father he would work in his father’s vineyard, then failed to make good on that promise. A desire, a dream, a passion, an aspiration—none of those things by itself will bring an idea to fruition. Jesus’s brother James taught us that action will complete design. He warned that paying attention in Bible study is no substitute for letting the Bible affect the way you pay attention to actual people in your actual life. What work have you left unfinished? It’s not too late to get back to it.