And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
• Important matters: tasks or important things that somebody has to do or deal with.
In this verse the word business can be rendered, “in the things of my Father.” Jesus knew His time here on the earth was short and He was determined to finish the work the Father had given Him to do. The business or things of the Father were top priority to Jesus. He didn’t let anything or anybody keep Him from pursuing and doing the Fathers will. The work of God is the only reason we are still here in the earth. We must be diligent to complete with excellence and vigor our course. Every course in Christ is a part of a whole. Our part is to do our part. There are things going on in the earth today that will never be fixed unless the Kingdom of God intervenes. The Kingdom of God is within us. God wants to intervene in the affairs of man-kind but He needs you and me to cooperate with Him. God sent His only begotten Son into the world because He loved us and did not want us to perish. Now God has many sons/daughters in the earth because of His great love for us all.
We are His hands, His feet and His mouth piece, let us go into all the world to pursue and do the things of our Father, while it is still time. We must make it our business to do the business of Heaven while in the earth.