1. Because John mentions "Believing in Him" as a work of God, should we take this "Believing in Him" as meritorious work? (John 6:26-29). 2. I contend that John 6:29 is simply a play on words by Jesus when he said, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent." 3. The Jews were taking a legalistic approach: "What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?" Jesus' reply was a simple play on words. In other words, if any work is involved, it is the work of believing in Him. 4. Believing then in Jesus should not be seen as meritorious, or it would contradict Eph.2:8, 9.