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Shepherd Daily Devotional – God’s Will

“Knowing what the Bible teaches doesn’t make you a doer of God’s will.”

Written By Ben Dankaka

Knowing what the Bible teaches doesn’t make you a doer of God’s will.

Not many people know what it means to do God’s will. Generally, God’s will simply means, what God expects from us. But to discover what God requires of us, we need to study the Bible. The will of God is, therefore, not found in ANY other book. So one of the reasons why many people do not know God’s will is because they do not read the Bible. At the same time, one can read the Bible and yet fail to do God’s will. Knowing what the Bible teaches doesn’t make you a doer of God’s will.

Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” This means, a person may know who God is, and not do God’s will. In other words, many would not make heaven NOT because they didn’t know Jesus, but for the reason that they didn’t do what He wanted them to do. It is like a lawyer who went to a law school but never practiced law. Doing God’s will isn’t about knowing the Bible; it is about doing what it says.

Prayer: Dear Lord, May I not only be a listener, but a doer of your word. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 7:21-24; Matthew 12:50

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

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