Saturday, January 15, 2005

The Will of God

"The will of God may be said to be done by us, when our wills are resigned to his; when we patiently submit to every adverse dispensation of providence; when our hearts and actions are, in some measure, conformed to his law; when what is done, is done in faith, with a view to his glory, and without dependence upon it; of which such only are capable who have a spiritual understanding of the will of God, believe in Christ, receive grace and strength from him, and are assisted by his Spirit."

-Gill on Mat 6:10

Act 18:21 ESV But on taking leave of them he said, "I will return to you if God wills," and he set sail from Ephesus.

Rom 12:2 ESV Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Rom 15:32 ESV so that by God's will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company.

1Co 4:19 ESV But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power.

1Co 16:7 ESV For I do not want to see you now just in passing. I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.

Heb 6:3 ESV And this we will do if God permits.

"God's permission is much to be observed in the ministry of the word, in giving gifts to men, in placing them out here and there, where they shall exercise them, in directing them to subjects, and in making their ministry useful and successful: and it may be observed in general, that nothing can be done, or come to pass, good or bad, but what God permits or wills to be done; no good things, no actions, civil, natural, moral, or spiritual; no evil things, the evil of punishment, afflictions, the persecutions of wicked men, the temptations of Satan, heresies, and even immoralities."

-Gill on Heb 6:3

Act 16:7 ESV And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.

2Co 9:8-10 ESV And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (9) As it is written, "He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever." (10) He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

Col 3:17 ESV And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

1Co 10:31 ESV So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Mic 6:8 ESV He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Phi 2:12-13 ESV Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, (13) for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Gal 2:20 ESV I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Luk 19:13 KJV And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

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