To KNOW the will of God we must know the WORD of God. Many believe that the phrase “God helps those who help themselves” is in the Bible. We hear many saying, (even unbelievers) “everything has a reason” but their thinking is mostly based on some Eastern philosophical thought. This they say, simply to feel better about the circumstances in life. There’s “a reason” for this tragedy, they say, trying to convince themselves of some better future. Some say, “Lord SHOW me Your will” so they can decide whether to do it or not.
I DO believe we CAN know the will of God, and it’s His very Spirit which reveals it to the believer and some things are just too obvious. First let me say, that many hurts and pains in our lives come from sin. Not us committing sin, but Adam’s original sin which brought in death.
Let me ask you… Why does the lion eat the gazelle? Answer, because of sin. Funny, right? Have you ever thought about it that way? Animals (even those we call predators) ate grass, and had no reason to kill. I believe our future is one of peace and all things will return to God’s true intent, “The wolf and the lamb shall graze together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall do no evil or harm in My holy mountain,” says the LORD. (Isaiah 65:25).
You know why I love Jesus and boast in my Lord? Because BY HIS DOING I am WISE, MADE RIGHT, MADE CLEAN, REDEEMED. His will is complete health for me and He has freely supplied this by the “crushing” of His Son (as if in an olive press) and God is pleased because Jesus followed His will to death, the death I deserved. In His dying He offers and I accept the free gift of His life, now the life that I live is prosperous and fruitful through Him. His promises are for me (and you).
If you love something for free, than its for you too. Yet… it ain’t cheap! It cost the ultimate price. As a matter of fact, it’s priceless.
Thank you Jesus. Amen.
Your servant, Lex
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