THE WILL OF GOD
(We can do it)
According to Romans 12:2 we can know God’s good, acceptable, and perfect will, but this requires the transformation of our minds (through the Word). God’s will is not ambiguous or something mysterious we pray for. No, we can search the scriptures, knowing that in them we have eternal life: and they testify of Jesus (John 5:39). We can pray God’s will, share His will, and live His will. For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother (Mark 3:35). The world shall pass away, and its lust: but he that does the will of God abides forever (1 John 2:17). We must not do God’s will with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, we must do His will from the heart (Ephesians 6:6). God is long suffering to us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9b). Jesus said in John 6:40 “And this is the will of Him that sent me, that everyone which sees the Son, and believes on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day”. So God’s will is to save everyone and give them everlasting life. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13). For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should abstain from fornication (1 Thessalonians 5:18). In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18). God has sent us to preach the good news to the poor, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and to free the bound from prison (Isaiah 61:1b). Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world (James 1:27). Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness (Psalm 143:10). And you shall love the Lord with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these (Mark 12:30,31). Colossians 3 tells us to set our affections on things above, not on things on the earth, to put to death our fleshly members and desires, to let go of anger, wrath, maliciousness, blasphemy, filthy communication out of our mouth, and lying. It also tells us, as a new man, to put on mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness (or strength under control), patience, to put up with one another, to forgive each other as Christ has forgiven us, and above all things to put on love. We are to live in peace and to be thankful. We are to let the word of Christ dwell in us in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in our hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever we do, we are to do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. The golden rule is a good one: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. For this is the love of God, that we keep His
commandments: and His commandments are not grievous, burdensome, harsh, hard, heavy, oppressive or severe (1 John 5:3). Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil (Ecclesiastes 12:13,14). We can do the will of God!