How Important — The Will of God

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:”  Matthew 6:9-13

Vital to our lives brothers and sisters, we must pray for God’s will to be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Where to be found, this will? Matthew 7:25 explains:

“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: Others built on sand. In each case, “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house.” The rock foundation stood but the sandy one fell.

The sayings of Christ safely build the will of God. Here are some of them:

Matthew 7:1  “Judge not, that ye be not judged.”

Matthew 7:7  “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

Matthew 7:12  “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.”

Matthew 7:15  “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

Matthew 7:21  “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”

Jesus quiets His disciples who were concerned about the last days:

“Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.  And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled  Matthew 24:4-6

In John 8:11 Jesus speaks to a woman taken in adultery, “And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” The heart of Christ is seen in His will.

Paul the Apostle knew of God’s will as he speaks only of Christ and Him crucified to the Thessalonians:

  1. know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
  2.  esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake.
  3.  be at peace among yourselves.
  4. warn them that are unruly,
  5. comfort the feebleminded,
  6. support the weak,
  7. be patient toward all men.
  8.  See that none render evil for evil unto any man;
  9. ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
  10. Rejoice evermore.
  11. Pray without ceasing.
  12. In every thing give thanks:
  13.  Quench not the Spirit.
  14.  Despise not prophesyings.
  15.  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
  16. Abstain from all appearance of evil.

— for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ” A devout study on the will of God.

In John 13:17 Jesus teaches, “If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.” He had just washed the disciples feet. We must do the will of God: Then we will discern the doctrine. John 7:17

In closing, Charles Spurgeon writes,

“locusts always keep their rank, and although their number is legion, they do not crowd upon each other, so as to throw their columns into confusion.” “In their Christian graces, no one virtue should usurp the sphere of another, or eat out the vitals of the rest for it’s own support. Affections must not smother honesty, courage must not elbow weakness out of the field, modesty must not jostle energy, patience must not slaughter resolution.”

Finally,  Ecclesiastes gives us, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”   A time to be born, and a time to die — A time to kill, and a time to heal …A time to weep, and a time to laugh — a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing — a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;  A time to love, and a time to hate; etc.

Friends, timing, order, judgment, purpose are all associated with God’s will. But, “Fear not, it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32     Love ya

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