Shepherd Daily Devotional

Knowing God’s Will – Part 1

Written By Benjamin Dankaka

Doing God’s will also means doing what God called you to do.

To understand God’s will, follow the teachings of Christ. Jesus approached the subject of doing God’s will in two different ways: First, Jesus taught that doing God’s will is about hearing His words and putting it into practice. Chapters five, six and seven of the book of Matthew captures the main teachings of Christ. In those chapters, Jesus spoke on a wide range of subjects. After His sermon, Jesus instructed us to do the will of the Father in heaven. Then He added, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Therefore, doing God’s will has to do with following the teachings of Christ.

On another occasion, Jesus said, “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.” When Jesus made that statement He wasn’t speaking of God’s will in the context of doing what the Bible teaches. He was referring to His divine assignment of bringing eternal life. And so, doing God’s will also means doing what God called you to do. Spend time, meditating on God’s will.

Prayer: Dear Lord, reveal your purpose for me. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 7:21-24; John 6: 38-39

Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.