The Will of God

(how to find, know, and obey)

Ephesians 5: 17
“Wherefore be ye not unwise,
but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”

— Proverbs 16: 3
“Commit thy works unto the LORD,
and thy thoughts shall be established.”

1 Samuel 15: 22
“And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”

Psalm 119: 105 —
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.”

— Psalm 32: 8, 9
8 “I will instruct thee and teach thee
in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.
9 “Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule,
which have no understanding:
whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle,
lest they come near unto thee.”

1 Thessalonians 5: 18
“In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Psalm 25: 4, 5 —
4 “Shew me thy ways, O LORD;
teach me thy paths.
5 “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me:
for thou art the God of my salvation;
on thee do I wait all the day.”

Hebrews 13: 20-21
20 “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
21 “Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

— 1 Thessalonians 4: 3
“For this is the will of God,
even your sanctification,
that ye should abstain from fornication:”

1 John 2: 16 – 17 —
16 “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life,
is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”

Luke 6: 46
“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord,
and do not the things which I say?”

— Romans 12: 1 – 2
¹ “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

² “And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

John 6: 38 – 40
38 “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
39 “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
40 “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Matthew 28: 19
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

Matthew 7: 21 – 23 —
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord,
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;
but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord,
have we not prophesied in thy name?
and in thy name have cast out devils?
and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

— Ephesians 5: 15 – 20
15 “See then that ye walk circumspectly,
not as fools, but as wise,
16 “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 “Wherefore be ye not unwise,
but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;
but be filled with the Spirit;
19 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;”

Matthew 6: 33
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Jeremiah 29: 11 – 13
11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12 “Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Isaiah 55: 11 —
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:
it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish
that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

2 Peter 3: 9
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise,
as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward,
not willing that any should perish,
but that all should come to repentance.”

1 Thessalonians 4: 3 – 5
3 “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification,
that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 “That every one of you should know how to
possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5 “Not in the lust of concupiscence,
even as the Gentiles which know not God:”

1 John 3: 10 —
“In this the children of God are manifest,
and the children of the devil:
whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God,
neither he that loveth not his brother.”

Ephesians 1: 11
“In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:”

John 7: 17
“If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine,
whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.”

— Isaiah 46: 10
“Declaring the end from the beginning,
and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying,
My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:”

Psalms 40: 8 —
“I delight to do thy will, O my God:
yea, thy law is within my heart.”

1 Thessalonians 5: 22
“Abstain from all appearance of evil.”

2 Corinthians 5: 17
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

— Luke 8: 21
“And he answered and said unto them,
My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God,
and do it.”

 John 14: 15
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

 ©2013 Mark Davis

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