God’s Will… Our Safety!

Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ,
to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen Hebrews 13:20-21

There is no greater use of our very brief lives, but to make it our aim to do the will of God. It was for that very purpose our Savior, Champion, and Master, Jesus lived. It was this purpose which brought Him from Heaven. His every moment and movement were determined by such. It is what fed His inner life; it is what gave Him judgment; it is what led Him to and taken from Gethsemane to Calvary.

Jesus said: “For I have come down from Heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” When asked how to pray, in His model prayer He says: “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” No wonder He states for us to pray God’s will be done, as He later reveals “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven.”

Paul exhorts the Romans– “not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God is.” To the Ephesians–“… do not be unwise but understand what the will of God is.” Or from the Phillips– “Don’t be vague but firmly grasp what you know to be the will of the Lord.”

F.B. Meyer writes: “If the believer would resolve to do the will of God in the very smallest things– with scrupulous care, counting nothing insignificant, shrinking from no sacrifice, evading no command– life would assume entirely a new aspect. There might be a momentary experience of suffering and pain; but it would be succeeded by the light of resurrection, and the new song of Heaven, stealing like morning through the chambers of the soul.”

God is love– to do His will is to scatter love in handfuls of blessing on a weary world. God is light– to do His will is to tread a path that shines more and more unto the perfect day. God is life– to do His will is to eat of the Tree of Life, and live forever, and to drink deep the draughts of the more abundant life, which Jesus gives. God is the God of hope– to do His will is to be full of joy and peace, and to abound in hope. God is the God of all comfort– to do His will is to be comforted in all our tribulation by His tender love. God is the God of peace– to do His will is to learn the secret inner calm, which no storm can reach, no tempest ruffle. God is the God of truth– to do His will is to be on the right side, and to be assured of the time when He will bring out our righteousness as the light, and our judgment as the noon-day.”

Though her sister Corrie is better known, Betsie ten Boom, who with a deep love and trust of God, while going through the horrendous agony in a Holocaust concentration camp–

“The center of God’s will is our only safety.”