GOD'S WILL - HIS WORD
John 17:17 "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."
In this prayer, Jesus prayed twice that the Father would keep His disciples from evil. Then He reveals the way that God will accomplish this - through His Word, the Holy Scriptures. Anyone who desires to live for God, defeat the devil and overcome the world must know God's Word.
We must study the scriptures, for they reveal the will of God. To be filled with the knowledge of God's will, we must be filled with God's Word. God's Word is His will! Those who are ignorant of God's Word will be ignorant of God's will.
Knowledge of God's will is foundational in developing Christian conduct and character. There is no way we can fulfill God's will if we don't know what it is. The starting point for any Christian is understanding God's will for his life. How can a person obtain such knowledge? The first step is to desire it. Jeremiah 29:13 says, "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." People ask the Lord for knowledge of His will but don't receive it because they aren't seeking with ALL THEIR HEART. No one who has ever sought the Lord with all his heart has ever been disappointed.
The Holy Spirit is the dispenser of God's wisdom. It is through Him that we know the things God has revealed to us. One of the primary ministries of the Holy Spirit is to reveal God the Father's will to us and guide us in His will.
There is no way we can walk worthy of the Lord and please Him if we don't know His will. Furthermore, we can't be fruitful without the knowledge of His will. God has provided all that we need to be successful and victorious in this life. Believe His Word.
[ Prayer for the Day ]
Father God, You have given us great and mighty things although we failed You. We receive the promises through Your Word. Jesus was the Word that became flesh. Jesus too showed us that to know You and know Your will, is only through Your Word. We can be sanctified or set apart from sin through Your Word. Build me in Your Word, I want to know Your Will and be redeemed. This I pray in Jesus' Name Amen.
|The Word of God was given free to us, therefore we should also share it freely with others.
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