John 6:28 Then they inquired, “What must we do to perform the works of God? 29 Jesus replied, “The work of God is this: to believe in the One He has sent.”

Followers of Jesus wanted to know the works of God. They wanted to know all the rules and regulations they must follow so that God would be pleased. In return, Jesus told them the work of God (just one). The work of God is to believe in Jesus.

As followers of Jesus, that’s our assignment as well. We are to believe in Jesus and everything He accomplished for us. We are to believe He’s the Son of God, He was whipped and beaten so that we can be healed, and He was punished and died for our sins. Through Jesus we’re forgiven, obtain mercy, we’re made right with God, we experience unearned favor, we’re redeemed and so much more. When we believe in Jesus and believe in everything He did on our behalf, we’re aligning our lives with the will of God.

It doesn’t take much. Jesus simplified it. Believe in Jesus and God is pleased.