Scripture Reading: Colossians 1:3-11
While suffering agony in the garden, Jesus prayed, "Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless NOT MY WILL, BUT THINE, BE DONE" (Luke 22:42). Always, it is God's will that must be honored-not man's if His purpose is to be faithfully served. When Judah observed religious rituals and festivals, God knew that they were cold and empty displays of formal worship devoid of heartfelt purpose. God responded sternly: "Bring no more vain oblations: incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting .... And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you" (Isaiah 1:13, 15a).
Paul was intensely desirous that the saints should know and do God's will. Tothe Colossian church he wrote, "[We] do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that ye might walk worthy of the Lord." And he frequently dealt in specifics: "In every thing give thanks: for this is THE WILL OF GOD in Christ Jesus concerning you" (I Thessalonians 5:18).
In his Ephesian epistle, the apostle adjured, "Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, AS UNTO CHRIST; not with eyeservice, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, DOING THE WILL OF GOD FROM THE· HEART" (Ephesians 6:5-6).
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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