Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's God's Will

God's universal will is clear and indisputable because it is spelled out in His Word. Trusting Christ and submitting totally to Christ were discussed last in the last blog. Here are more examples.

Be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:17-18 states: "Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit." The Holy Spirit entered your life at the moment of salvation. God desires to permeate your life, to control every corner of your life through His Spirit, who is already in you. It is God's will that you allow Him to fill you day by day.

Obey your parents. God's will for all students is that they live in obedience to their parents. (I will not discuss the exceptions of abuse). Ephesians 6:1 is clear: "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right." One reason for this command is that God may choose to reveal His specific will to you through the counsel and example of your dad and/or mom. If you fail to obey your parents, they cannot serve as channels of God's will.

Remain sexually pure. You don't ever need to ask God if it is His will for you to become sexually involved with your boyfriend or girlfriend. God has already revealed His will on this topic: "It is God's will that you should ... avoid sexual immorality" (1 Thessalonians 4:3). If you have never been sexually active, stay that way until marriage. If you have been sexually active in the past, or you are involved sexually now, determine to obey God's will in this area from now on. It is God's clear will for everyone. To be continued.

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