Written By Ben Dankaka
God’s will – whether it is God’s word or God’s plan for us, is important.
Each time God’s will is mentioned in the Bible, it is either referring to God’s word or God’s purposes. While we can interpret the will of God as those instructions contained in the Scriptures, God’s will also means His plans for us. For instance, when Jesus came into the world, He said to the Father, “Here I am, I have come to do your will” (Hebrews 10:9). The will of God in this context means God’s plan for Jesus. But when David said, “I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart” (Psalm 40:8), he was referring to God’s word.
God’s will – whether it is God’s word or God’s plan for us, is important. Fulfilling God’s plan for us is as important as doing what is written in the Bible. God does not expect us to follow what is written in the Bible, become holy and then do nothing until we die. Also, God does not expect us to focus on fulfilling our purpose while we ignore the instructions in the Bible. As Christians, we are expected to do what is written in the Bible and fulfill our life’s assignment at the same time.
Prayer: Dear Lord, reveal your purpose for me. Amen.
REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: 1 John 2:17; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Titus 3:14
Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.