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God’s Will

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Reading: Hebrews 10: 5-10

Verse 7: “Here I am… I have come to do your will, O God”.

Much of the Old Testament covers the when, what, how, and why of the sacrificial system that atoned for sin. Chapter after chapter details this system. In many ways temple sacrifice was a core element of the Jewish faith. Yet, sprinkled here and there in the Old Testament are verses like the one that Jesus quoted from Psalm 40. When an offering or sacrifice became just a motion they were going through, it displeased God. When the same sacrifice was given over and over because the sin was repeated too, it displeased God. The act of atonement had to include repentance in the heart.

At times I have been guilty of this too. I have asked for forgiveness without a full commitment to repent of that sin. I felt guilty enough to confess but not enough to change. I have gone to church or MYF or men’s group because I was supposed to, had a poor attitude the whole time, and left just as empty as when I came. I have helped my neighbor or the stranger I met not because I wanted to or was led to but because it was my “job”. We have all been there (or close to there).

In verse 7 Jesus quotes Psalm 40, saying, “Here I am… I have come to do your will, O God”. This is reminiscent of Samuel and others who responded faithfully when God called. Samuel and many like him had a heart willing to follow God and His ways. This too was the heart of Jesus. His purpose was to do the will of God. All day, every day. Jesus lived with a heart ever centered on God’s will. It showed in all He did and said. Jesus exemplified obedience and this allowed Him to be God’s love and mercy lived out to the fullest. May we go and be like Jesus, doing God’s will always.

Prayer: Lord, prepare me to be your servant each and every day. Mold me, shape me, refine me to follow Jesus’ way. Help me to become less each day so that my life glorifies you more and more. Amen.

4 thoughts on “God’s Will

  1. HEAR MY WORDS, O GRACIOUS LORD, TO MY THOUGHTS ATTENTIVE BE ,
    HEAR MY CRY MY KING , MY GOD I WILL MAKE MY PRAYERS TO THEE.

    HERE I AM LORD.

    WITH THE MORNING LIGHT, I PRAY TO THEE.
    HERE I AM LORD,

    GODS WILL BE DONE. . I LOVE YOU MY PRECIOUS LORD.

    FAITH IS TESTED WHEN GOD CALLS US TO GIVE UP WHAT IS MOSTPRECIOUS TO US..
    GODS WILL, IS NOT ALWAYS , EASY TO TAKE, BUT GOD IS ALWAYS HERE WITH US,
    GOD IS HERE, AS WE CRY, HERE I AM LORD.. I KNOW HE HEARS ME, HE RIGHT HERE..
    GOD IS GOOD , GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME, NEVER LEFT US.

  2. A CHARGE TO KEEP I HAVE, A GOD TO GLORIFY A NEVER DYING SOUL TO SAVE AND FIT IT FOR THE SKY,
    TO SERVE THE PRESENT AGE, MY CALLING TO FUL FILL,
    O MAY IT ALL MY POWERS ENGAGE TO DO MY MASTERS WILL..

    HAVE THINE OWN WAY LORD , HAVE THINE OWN WAY , THOU ART THE POTTER, I AM THE CLAY MOLD ME AND MAKE ME AFTER THY WILL,
    WHILE I AM WAITING YIELDED AND STILL…

    HERE I AM LORD, HERE I AM.

  3. MY JESUS, I LOVE THEE , I KNOW THOU ARE MINE,
    FOR THEE ALL THE FOLLIES OF SIN I RESIGN
    MY GRACIOUS REDEEMER, MY SAVIOUR ARE THOU,
    IF EVER I LOVED THEE MY JESUS TIS NOW. AMEN

  4. MY HEART IS RESTING O MY GOD , I WILL GIVE THANKS AND SING, (even OFF KEY I am)
    I LOVE YOU LORD.

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