Thursday, 1/10/19 – Discipleship: God’s Will

We are responsible to do the will of God that we know to do. Scripture is quite clear that such faithfulness in performing the duties assigned results in greater direction and responsibilities being entrusted. (See Matt. 25:14-30; Luke 19:11-26).

The principle is also laid out clearly in Luke 16:10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”

God asked Moses “What is that in your hand?” (Exod. 4:2). What do you currently know to be the will of God that you can “do with all your might” (Eccl. 9:10)? Do that and God will show you more.

Scripture is also very clear on a number of things God requires of all His faithful:

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We are to pray, to study, and to boldly share our faith and the gospel of salvation in Christ. We are to minister to the sick and needy, the widows, the imprisoned and the weak. We are to offer hospitality to the stranger, and by all these we also minister to Christ and provide a testimony to others! (See Matt. 25:31-46; James 1:22-25).

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We are to assemble together regularly, give ourselves, our tithes, and our offerings freely and joyfully in service to His Body, the Church. We are to demonstrate love to our neighbors (and enemies) and all its graces of patience, hope, faith, endurance, patience joy, and more. (See Heb. 10:24-25; 1 Cor. 16:2; Gal. 5:22,23)

We are to look to Jesus in all things, asking ourselves what is the mind and heart of God here? Where we need wisdom we are to ask Him to provide it, then faithfully implement righteous judgment. (See James 1:5; John 7:24)

We are to forgive the offending, correct the wayward, pray healing over the sick, share our resources, natural talents, and spiritual gifts. (Rom. 12; 1 Cor. 12 & 14)

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We are to pray for one another, share our burdens, and rejoice in our blessings and in the blessings of others. We are to worship God, always remember Him, sing His Praise and store our treasures in heaven. (See Acts 2:42-47; Col. 3)

These are just a few things that flooded into my thinking as I type. Search the scriptures, listen to your heart, listen to His Spirit, be attentive to the needs around you. As you do what you know to do daily God will make clear the path before you.

See also Jesus’s parable in Matthew 25:31-46

“Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” (John 14:21)

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