December 01, 2022 · Bob Gass
“Whoever does the will of God lives forever.” 1 John 2:17 NIV
The thing that should matter to you most is doing God’s will. And here is why: God’s will is the only thing that will last forever. God has a plan for your life, and that plan constitutes His “will” for you. So how can you know God’s will? Try to imagine these two things: (1) A Polaroid picture. Remember those? You took the shot and out popped a picture. At first it wasn’t clear, so you had to wait. But as you continued to wait, the picture became clearer. That’s like God’s will. “The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh” (Proverbs 4:18-22). (2) A scroll. If God showed you His entire will for your life at one time, you would be overwhelmed. But like unrolling an old-fashioned scroll, He reveals His will to you little by little as you become mature and able to handle it. And since it’s God’s will, you need His power to fulfill it. You also need the assurance of His presence with you. And He promises this in His Word: “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).
Bible in a year: 1 Corinthians 9-11