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The Effectiveness of Scripture (2) – The Knowledge of the Will of God

January 2, 2008

A common question that is asked among Christians is ‘what is the will of God for my life?’  The Apostle Paul commonly prays that his readers would grow in the knowledge of the will of God (ex. Col. 1:9).  In another place, Paul explains that the will of God for us is to be sanctified (I Thess. 4:3) and to be joyful, pray always, and be thankful in all circumstances (I Thess. 5:16-18).  To be sanctified, joyful, prayerful, and always thankful Don Carson offers this advice:

We desperately need meditative and reflective dependence on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God…  But ignorance of the Bible, the focal place where God has so generously disclosed his will, pretty well ensures  that we will not be filled with this knowledge of God’s will, this knowledge that consists in all spiritual wisdom and understanding  (A Call To Spiritual Reformation: Priorities From Paul And His Prayers, 103-104)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Munashe Chabata permalink
    January 12, 2012 3:51 pm

    wow , thank u this is inspirational.continue urging ministers around the world.

  2. Munashe Chabata permalink
    January 12, 2012 3:57 pm

    l like this,the will of God is His Word,and his word has openly explained to us the way we ought to live a successiful Christian Life.Some of these are the ones u just mantioned,thank u for putting emphasing where there z necessity.God bless u.

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