Summary of passage: The people ask Jesus what they must do to do God’s work. Jesus tells them it’s simple: believe in me.
6) Many people think/thought you have to earn your way into heaven by doing good works–helping the poor, etc. Jesus says all you have to do is have faith in him.
7a) That Jesus died for our sins.
b) Personal Question. My answer: Time, time management, organization, rid of distractions, prioritizing what is most important of the work God has for me, the energy to accomplish it.
Conclusions: One of the most important passages in the Bible in my opinion. Believe in Jesus and what he did on the cross for us. If you do that, all else will fall into place.
End Notes: “Work” is the same verb as Jesus used in verse 27. They ask specifically what works he requires. These people still want a quick fix and a quick answer. Just tell us what to do so we can do it and receive more free stuff. They still don’t get it. Eternal life is a gift from Christ. The “work” is belief in Jesus. And for some this is the toughest job of all!
Trust God and believe. Then our work will undoubtedly be His.