From the beginning, God has relied on people to advance His work. After equipping Adam to cultivate the land and supervise the animals, God left the work of the garden in his hands (Gen. 2:15-20). The pattern has continued. When God wanted a dwelling place on earth, a tabernacle and temple did not descend from the sky; thousands of artists and craftsmen worked to fashion them (Ex. 35-38; 1 Kings 6).
When Jesus proclaimed the new reign of God's kingdom on earth, He invited human beings to help. He told His disciples, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest" (Matt. 9:38). As a father does with his children, so does God welcome us as His kingdom partners. God uses humble servants to accomplish His great work.
How can you contribute for the advancement of His Kingdom today? As we start another week, challenge yourself to work hardly, for the Lord, not for men. Please God today. Work for His glory!