The importance of doing God’s will

January 31, 2020 by Dr. Jack Graham

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

–Matthew 7:21

I heard about a salesman who went out to visit a farmer on his land. He knocked on the door and said, “Sir, I’d like to sell you this book.”  So the farmer asked, “What’s it about?” 

“Well, it teaches you how to be a better farmer.”

And the farmer quipped back, “Well, I already know more farming than I’m doing now!” 

Isn’t it true for so many Christians that they already know more about the will of God today than they’re doing? Very seldom do I meet a person who is living in sin who simply isn’t aware of the sinful nature of his or her behavior. In fact, in most cases, the very opposite is true and they’re continuing in sin despite knowing God’s will!

Have you surrendered all of your life to God? Is there any unconfessed sin in your life that you need to repent of and ask forgiveness? And most importantly, are you listening to God and doing His will rather than simply hearing what He says and going your own way?

These are three very important questions that each Christian needs to ask himself regularly. It’s one thing to say, “God, I’m sorry for my disobedience.” It’s another thing altogether to be sorry enough to do His will and obey faithfully when you’re tempted to sin!

IT’S ONE THING TO KNOW ABOUT THE WILL OF GOD, BUT THE CHALLENGE IS DOING IT. DON’T JUST READ ABOUT GOD’S WILL IN THE BIBLE, CARRY IT OUT WITH YOUR LIFE!

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