Not just words

He did God’s will.

First one that comes to mind is Jesus. My next thoughts? Apostle Paul. Even though he had a past, his life changed and he did God’s will by following Christ. God’s will was demonstrated through His Son. When He picked Saul to become Paul we are shown that God’s will is to be merciful. (1 Timothy 1:16) Suffering was God’s will for His Son, Jesus. Are we not a son or daughter of God? If suffering should come our way we look to Jesus as our example, and for strength. (1 Peter 2:21)

Every recorded action of God in the Old Testament reveals His will. (1 Corinthians 10) Jesus demonstrated the will of God and explained it in simple terms. There should be no confusion. “For I give you an example that you should do as I did to you. (John 13:15) We already know a lot of stuff about the will of God. He has shown His will that we might see His heart.

To discover God’s will is to have Jesus reveal the Father to you. (Matthew 11:27) There is an song I remember from my first days as a Christian. “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus than to trust and obey.”

This too is God’s will. “At that time I will bring you in, even at the time when I gather you together; Indeed I will give you renown and praise among all the people of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes, ‘Says the Lord.”  (Zephaniah 3:20) This is God’s will for His people Israel. Aren’t you glad God’s  word can be trusted. The promise He made to you will never be taken away.