Do you know what the will of God is in your life? In this post, let me share with you 3 Bible verses about the will of God.
“Your will be done.”
That’s one of the statements that Yahshua (Jesus Christ) included when He taught His disciples on how to pray (Matthew 6:10).
In our prayer, it is proper and important for every one of us to pray for God’s will be done in our lives.
However, have you ever asked yourself, “What could be the will of God?”
I believe, this is a vital question we need to answer.
After all, if you don’t know the will of God, how can you follow Him in that regard?
The will of God is a huge topic, right?
That’s why, in this post, I’ll concentrate more on discussing three Bible passages or verses that clearly show us the will of God.
Knowing the will of God will dramatically improve your life and your ability to follow Him in the right path.
Read on to learn more.
Here are three verses that show us what the will of God is.
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We should abstain from sexual immorality
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor.”I Thessalonians 4:3-4
The Apostle Paul wrote that it is the will of God that we will be sanctified.
What does sanctification mean?
It means purity.
It means holiness.
But how can we achieve that?
There are plenty of ways for us to become holy.
However, in this particular verse, Paul specifically tells us one of the best ways to accomplish holiness.
Abstain from sexual immorality.
You see, the will of God is for us to be sexually pure – to be holy in this aspect in our lives.
We live in a society where a lot of people don’t respect the God-ordained purpose of sex.
As a result, we have a lot of problems.
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Unwanted or unplanned pregnancies
- Betrayal in relationships
- And so much more.
Now, imagine this:
If only all people follow what God says about sex, we would have a more beautiful world.
It is not that sex is bad.
God created sex.
What’s bad is the wrong use of sex.
God intended that sex should and only be enjoyed between a married man and woman.
If people would simply stop having sex outside of marriage, be monogamous, and respect God’s will in their lives – a lot of our problems can be solved.Tweet
Now, obviously, you can’t control people’s behavior.
They have the free will to do whatever they want to do with their bodies.
What you can control is yourself.
You need to take personally the admonition of Paul – that we must be pure and holy by fleeing sexual immorality.
Sex, if used the way God intended it to be, brings a lot of joy in life.
However, sex, if used incorrectly and selfishly, leads to a lot of pain, suffering, and even death.
So, choose carefully.
Do the will of God – be holy by abstaining from sexual immorality.
“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”I Thessalonians 5:18
The Apostle Paul revealed to us that what God wants us is to give thanks – not just in some things, but in everything!
Yes, thanking God is so easy when things are smoothly going according to plan.
However, when a storm comes crashing down in our lives, all of a sudden – we have forgotten to be thankful.
It is interesting that it is Paul who was telling us to be thankful.
If there’s one person in all Christ’s Apostles who knew what suffering is, it is Paul.
We read in II Corinthians 11:22-29 some of the suffering Paul has endured.
- Received stripes above measures
- Was often thrown into prisons
- Was always facing death
- Was beaten with rods
- Was stoned
- Was shipwrecked three times
- Was stranded in the deep for a night and a day
- Was always traveling
- Faced perils of waters often
- Faced perils of robbers
- Faced perils of his own countrymen
- Faced perils of the gentiles
- Faced perils in cities
- Faced perils in wilderness
- Faced perils in the sea
- Faced perils among false brethren
- Was always weary and in toil
- Was always sleepless
- Was always hungry
- Was always thirsty
- Was always in cold
- Was always in nakedness
- And besides the other things!
If ever you see Paul, he must be a man with a disfigured body.
He could have a lot of scars.
Remember, at one point, people left him for dead!
Yet, the same person is the one who has written, “In EVERYTHING, give thanks!”
It’s hard to imagine, but that is what the Holy Bible is telling us.
It is the will of God for us to be thankful no matter what our circumstances.Tweet
When we are plagued with a lot of challenges and trouble, the default responses would include whining, murmuring, and complaining.
We become depressed, anxious, and worried.
The Bible tells us not to have the default response.
We need to do the will of God and be thankful!
God will never put us into any circumstance that we would run out of something to be thankful for.
And when we are thankful, do you know what happens?
We develop a positive mindset.
It helps us to go through successes with humility and go through trials with joy.
So, be thankful – that’s God’s will for you.
“For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.”I Peter 2:15-18
Doing good is something that we must all do as Christians.
We are not called in the Body of the Messiah simply to warm our seats or become a social club.
We are to do a good work.
In I Peter 2, the Apostle Peter was specifically admonishing Christians to do good by submitting to the authority.
He was telling us that even though we are part of God’s church, we still have an obligation to fulfill with our fellow man.
We might be not of the world, but we are still IN the world.
For this reason, we need to submit to the authority or government.
We must not use our religion as a license to break man’s laws.
As long as the laws of men don’t go against the law of God, then we must follow it.
In the times of the first-century church, Christians were accused of all sorts of things.
They were accused of breaking the law and not following the rules.
Peter was telling the Christians at that time to do good instead.
So that they “may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.”
We must use good to overcome evil and not evil to overcome evil.Tweet
If they use evil against us, we must use good against them.
That’s what Peter was saying.
We need to do good to the point that those who accuse us would never find any fault in us.
We must live an upright and blameless life so those who mock us would be put to shame.
Brethren, that’s the will of God for all of us.
He wants us to do good not just for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others.
And when we do good, we become lights of the world.
That is part of our Christian calling.
And when people see our lights, they would be driven to worship our Father in heaven.
You see, doing good is more than just doing what is right.
It is also doing the will of God.
Why it is important to follow the will of God?
Now that you know some of the Bible verses that tell us the will of God, you might ask:
“Is it worth it?”
After all, following God’s will is not that always easy.
It could lead to persecution.
It could lead to trouble.
It can even lead us to lose a lot of things.
Thankfully, there’s a reward for those who do the will of God.
And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever (I John 2:17).
Those who follow the will of God would receive eternal life.
That’s our ultimate reward.
That’s our ultimate goal.
Our lives today should be a preparation for the coming Kingdom of God.
So, carry on.
Do what you must.
Pray to our Abba, Father to show us His will in our lives.
What I just shared with you are only three verses that help us know His will.
There is more to learn and I hope that you don’t stop here.
Doing the will of Yahweh is and always will be the best decision you’ll make in your life.