God Work His Will In You
God of peace . . . make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working
in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom
be glory for ever and ever. Heb. 13:20, 21.
studying the Word of God, and carrying out its precepts in all their business
transactions, men may carefully discern the spirit that controls the actions.
In the place of following human impulse and natural inclination, they may
learn, by diligent study, the principles that should control the sons and
daughters of Adam.
Bible is the guidebook that is to decide the many difficult problems that
rise in minds that are selfishly inclined. It is a reflection of the wisdom
of God, and not only furnishes great and important principles, but supplies
practical lessons for the life and conduct of man toward his fellow man. It
gives minute particulars that decide our relation to God and to each other.
It is a complete revelation of the attributes and will of God in the person
of Jesus Christ, and in it is set forth the obligation of the human agent
to render wholehearted service to God, and to inquire at every step of the
way, “Is this the way of the Lord?” . . .
deceiving crookedness is discernible in the minds of those whose eyes are
not anointed with the heavenly eyesalve that they may see all things in the
light of God’s Word. The will becomes enslaved, bound to pursue a course
which the Word of God will not justify. The will of the human agent is not
to be given into the control of any other man. When merged into the will of
other men, it is misleading. . . .
the human agent consents, God can and will so identify His will with all our
thoughts and aims, so blend our hearts and minds into conformity to His Word,
that when obeying His will, we are only carrying out the impulses of our minds.
All such will not possess an unsanctified, selfish disposition, ready to carry
out their own wills, but will have a jealous, earnest, determined zeal for
the glory of God. They will not want to do anything in their own strength,
and will guard strictly against the danger of promoting self.
who would perfect a Christian character must wear the yoke of Christ. If they
would sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, they must learn of
Him while on this earth. Our natures are in need of discipline. They must
be conformed to the nature of Jesus Christ, that He may accomplish the good
He designs to do for all who will submit to be molded by yielding their natures
to His authority. The great Teacher will yoke up with every soul who will
bear His yoke.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 268.