Sunday, May 18, 2014

The secret is out. Do you want to know it?

If I were forced to place a wager on what the single most asked question in human history is, I'd bet it all on three letters comprising a single-word question: "Why?"

But there's another question close behind it: "What is God's will for me?"

That question seems to perpetually perplex the faithful, as there is no shortage of Christians asking it.

But guess what ... the Bible actually tells us in blunt language what God's will for us is. The secret is out! Do you want to know it? If so, check out these three verses ...

"God's will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin," 1 Thessalonians 4:3.

"Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus," 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

"It is God's will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you," 1 Peter 2:15.

There are many other verses that touch upon God's will regarding us, but in these verses, the apostles Paul and Peter get straight to the point. They write it so plainly we can't miss it.

God's will for us is that we be holy so that we're capable of having a relationship with Him. God's will is that we're always grateful, because we can't have the right kind of relationship with Him without this kind of attitude. And God's will is that we live such a holy, grateful life that it would make the accusations the world makes about us look as foolish as they are.

There you have it. That's God's will for you. Now that you know, what are you going to do? Are you having a hard time wrapping your mind around this whole "God's will" thing? Let me give you one last verse:

"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect," Romans 12:2.

Scotty

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