“Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work” (John 4:34).
The Lord’s whole life was one of devoted service to God His Father. Later in John’s gospel He stated, “For I came down from heaven, not to do Mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me” (John 6:38). At the end of His pathway, He could confirm, “I have glorified Thee on the earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do” (John 17:4).
The end of that service was a work that no other could do. He bore the punishment for our sin, died, and shed His blood. His was the ultimate sacrifice. “And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:8). That’s how well He served. Are we willing to do the same? Our hearts’ desire should be to do His will — whatever that may be. “He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1 John 3:16).