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Willing and Obedient

Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk””

The greatest error that a man can make in life is to think that his life is his own. This absolutely negates the plan and purpose of God for man. Jesus said that by himself he can do nothing (John 5:30). If Jesus could not make it on his own, it is foolhardy for anyone to assume he can succeed without depending on the all-wise God. Any man, no matter how intellectually sound that refuses to humble himself and seek understanding in this direction will end up frustrated both on earth and in eternity. The Bible expressly states in the scripture above that even before we were born God already made a plan for how we are to function. This means that it is only in the will of God that we can find meaning and fulfilment in life.

The most important thing in the life of everyone therefore is to locate the will of God and do it. Anything else we do outside of this basic truth is a waste of time. Many people across the world has been encouraged by science into thinking that the visible world is the real world. The immediate fallout of the acceptance of this lie is that a significant percentage of the world’s population spend their lives chasing after things that are not real; things that God has freely given to us. The bible tells us that the world and its desires will pass away but the man who does the will of God will live.

1 John 2:17, “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever”

Jesus obeyed God absolutely and submitted his will to that of his father. This explains the victories he won and accounts for why we have believers all over the world today.

Hebrews 5:7-8, “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him”

The above scripture tells us that Jesus was a man just like us today but had to learn obedience by the challenges he faced. The challenges we face today are meant to help us obey God and submit to his will. This is the only way to victory.

At the garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46), Jesus faced the greatest test of his will. At that point he had the option of submitting to his father’s or not. But thank God, he submitted to the will of God.

Matthew 6:10 says, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven”

All that God desires is that his kingdom will come in our lives, family, community and the entire nation. God wants to see his will done on earth as it is in heaven and he is looking to establish these things through his sons, a people that are willing to obey him in everything and align their will to his.

Recognizing the importance of obedience and the will of God, we are admonished in Ephesians 5:17 not to be unwise but to understand what the will of the Lord is.

May the God of peace, —– through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ: to whom be glory for ever and ever, AMEN.

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