In the book, Charlotte’s Web, Charlotte the spider refers to her egg sac as her magnum opus- her “greatest work.” In Christ, we all have a magnum opus. Our great work is to love Him through the work He’s given us to do, and to love others in practical ways-nurturing and disciplining our children; looking for ways to bless our spouses and those around us; obeying by praying and staying in fellowship. Other seeming greatest works will fail us: our life’s work will be given to another, or discontinued; homes are sold and fashions fade.
Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a temple as a sanctuary. Be strong and do the work.” 1st Chron. 28:10
Solomon builds a magnificent temple to the Lord, yet it was destroyed brick by brick. Solomon’s magnum opus was not merely the temple, but the motive behind the building of it: love and obedience to God. What is your magnum opus? Are you faithful to it?