I Must Be About My Father’s Business


Oftentimes we ask the question, “What is my purpose and how do I find it?” When we know the answer to this question we can operate in God’s will. As I looked at this I found that there is one thing that seemed to be a recurring theme in the Word of God. Let’s look at the Gospel of Luke chapter 2:42.

Luk 2:42  And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

Luk 2:43  And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

Luk 2:44  But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

Luk 2:45  And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

Luk 2:46  And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.

Luk 2:47  And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

Luk 2:48  And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

Luk 2:49  And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?


Jesus parents traveled a day’s journey but it took them 3 days to find Jesus. Like his parents, we look for Jesus in all the wrong places. This is why he said, “How is it that you sought me?” Didn’t you know that I must be about my father’s business? In other words, you should have checked the Temple first. If you truly desire to know your purpose in this life I submit to you that you must be about your father’s business.


Mat 6:33  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Mat 6:34  Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.