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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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Choosing God's Will

I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. Psalm 40:8

No act that's done voluntarily is an abrogation of the freedom of will. If a man chooses the will of God he's not denying but exercising his right of choice. What he is doing is, admitting that he's not good enough to desire the highest choice nor is he wise enough to make it, and he is for that reason asking Another who is both wise and good to make his choice for him. And for fallen man this is the ultimate use he should make of his freedom of will. Tennyson saw this and wrote of Christ, Thou seemest human and divine, The highest, holiest manhood, Thou; Our wills are ours, we know not how; Our wills are ours, to make them Thine. There's a lot of sound doctrine in these words!
"Our wills are ours, to make them Thine." The secret of saintliness isn't the destruction of the will but the submergence of it in the will of God. The true saint is one who acknowledges that he possesses from God the gift of freedom. He knows that he will never be beaten into obedience nor coaxed like an impatient child into doing the will of God; he knows that these methods are unworthy both of God and of his own soul. He knows he's free to make any choice he will, and with that knowledge he chooses forever the blessed will of God.

Choosing God's will is a personal choice for each of us. Choosing His will as He has already and continues to show it to us is a pattern of daily living. Dramatic life change results!

Father our choices have often been wrong ones, we freely bow to Your choices for us. Show them to us by Your Spirit. In Jesus name and for His glory we pray, Amen!


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