God’s Will

Have you ever heard someone say they were right in the will of God and it seemed to you that they weren’t?
I see it all the time. I don’t believe a person can be a purposefully sinning and be doing God’s will.
What is sin but to go against the will of God, so then how can someone sinning be doing God’s will when they are going against Him?
A great Biblical example is King Saul who was instructed to go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. 1 Sam 15:3
But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were unwilling to utterly destroy them. 1 Sam 15:9
Then Samuel went to Saul, and Saul said to him, “Blessed are you of the LORD! I have performed the commandment of the LORD.”
But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?” 1 Sam 15:13-14
Saul thought he would give God the privilege of the finest animals for sacrifice.
It was a noble gesture to say the least but was not what God instructed to do.
It therefore becomes evident in our own lives that we must not be guilty of the same sin.
We cannot claim blessing from the Lord and be willfully sinful; nor can we bypass His perfect will for our own imperfect impulses, no matter how well intentioned they might be.
Remember: Jonah went the wrong way, Balaam beat his donkey, and Moses struck the rock. Every one of them thought they were doing the right thing, much like we do.
The Great example for us is Jesus, who stopped everything to go to the Father in prayer and say, “Your will be done.” Matt 26:42
Besides to obey is better than sacrifice and to heed than the fat of rams. 1 Sam 15:22

One thought on “God’s Will

  1. Well said… I think the best test is to take it to God, and to scripture, and ask advice from friends etc – otherwise, we might only be claiming it’s God’s will when really we’re doing destructive stuff..


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