The Will of God
Jesus spoke often of this theme and he adhered to the essence of its profundity. Even though Jesus, the second person or the Holy Trinity, is God, he also followed the Will of his Father through the Incarnation to the Agony in the Garden and the ultimate Crucifixion.
“Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, sit here while I go over there to pray. He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to feel sorrow and distress. Then he said to them, My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me. He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.” (Mt 26: 36 - 39).
May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep by the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord, furnish you with all that is good, that you may do his will.” (Heb 13: 20 - 21).
“Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” (Mt 7: 21).
Will, the direction of our Father, is a most mysterious command that even when his Son was sweating drops of blood to accept the will of his Father it is part of the plan to redeem all of from their sin against the divinity of God.
There are times when many people do not understand the creation of man. God didn’t need us, but wanted a generation without end that would ultimately praise him for their very existence. God knew of the turn of events when man would seek his own path through pride and would need a way back to him and established the manner that became his own sacrifice to show how much we mean to him. This is the best description of what the eternal substance of a will that is more than holy, it is the perfection of what Love is all about.
As we all strive to describe the very essence of God and his uniqueness of forgiveness, the term “His will,” becomes the most profound statement in trying to understand our creator and realize this is a parallel to his Love which has no end.
“If we say, we have fellowship with him, while we continue to walk in darkness, we lie and do not act in truth. But if we walk in the light as he is the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin. If we say, We are without sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. If we say, "We have not sinned, we call him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 Jn 1: 6 - 10).
Herein is following the will of God.
Ralph B. Hathaway