Thursday, June 7, 2012


There are perhaps thousands of books written by men and women who profess to know the will of God.  Most, if not all, seem to me to be well-meaning, but appear to me to be either somewhat philosophical at best, or arrogant, almost gnostic, at worst.  Therefore, I decided to see what God's Word had to say about God's will.  The phrase appears twenty-two times in the New Testament, none in the Old Testament.  I offer these as the place to start when seeking to understand God's will for your life.  "The will of God" will be TWOG in the KJV quotes below.

*  Mark 3:35 "For whosoever shall do TWOG, the same is My brother, and My sister, and mother."
*  Acts 13:36 "For David, after he had served his own generation by TWOG, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption."
*  Romans 1:10 "Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by TWOG to come unto you."
*  Romans 8:27 "And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to TWOG."
*  Romans 15:32 "That I may come unto you with joy by TWOG, and may with you be refreshed."
*  1 Corinthians 1:1 "Paul, called to be an Apostle of Jesus Christ through TWOG, and Sosthenes our brother...."
*  2 Corinthians 1:1 "Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by TWOG, and Timothy our brother, unto the Church of God which is in Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia...."
*  2 Corinthians 8:5 "And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by TWOG."
*  Galatians 1:4 "Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to TWOG and our Father.
*  Ephesians 1:1 "Paul, and Apostle of Jesus Christ by TWOG, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus."
*  Ephesians 6:6 "Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing TWOG from the heart."
*  Colossians 1:1 "Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by TWOG, and Timotheus our brother...."
*  Colossians 4:12 "Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all TWOG."
*  1 Thessalonians 4:3 "For this is TWOG, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication...."
*  1 Thessalonians 5:18 "In every thing give thanks:  for this is TWOG in Christ Jesus concerning you."
*  2 Timothy 1:1 "Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by TWOG, according to the promise of life which is in Jesus Christ...."
*  Hebrews 10:36 "For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done TWOG, ye might receive the promise."
*  1 Peter 2:15 "For so is TWOG, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men...."
*  1 Peter 3:17 "For it is better, if TWOG be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing."
*  1 Peter 4:2 "That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to TWOG."
*  1 Peter 4:19 "Wherefore let them that suffer according to TWOG commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator."
*  1 John 2:17 "And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:  but he that doeth TWOG abideth forever."

Knowing the will of God, and doing it, makes one like Jesus.  
Knowing the will of God, and not doing it, makes one like Satan.

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