Text: “Jesus saith unto them (the disciples), ‘My meat is to do the will of Him (God the Father) that sent Me, and to finish His work.’”
“Then said I (Christ Jesus), ‘Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of Me, I delight to do Thy (The Father’s) will, O My God; yea, Thy law is within My heart. I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; lo, I have not refrained My lips, O Lord, Thou knowest.’”
Good morning, willing Christian! Made willing to be Eternally saved by God the Spirit, you and I must always take care to remain willing to serve the Living Lord Jesus. May we also always earnestly pray, ‘…Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven…’ - for when God’s Sovereign will is done on earth as it is continually done in Heaven, we who belong to Jesus find perfect peace and joy unspeakable. Hallelujah! God’s will be done! Amen.
“Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven.” (Matthew 6:10)
“And this is the Father’s will which hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth (trusts and keeps right on trusting) on Him, may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:39-40)
The Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son of God, God the Eternal Son, knew that doing the will of God the Father was of absolute vital importance - infinitely more important than eating His necessary food! (V. 34)
If Christ Jesus, God of very God, knew this to be His vital need and purpose - how much more should we mere sinners understand and seek to do the will of our Sovereign Lord God?
‘But, how can I know the will of God for my personal life?’, I hear you ask, ‘How can I find what God’s will is for my Christian life daily?’
God’s will for mankind is revealed in the Word of God, our Holy Bibles. If we are sincerely seeking to both know and do the revealed will of God - we shall be diligent to search for the will of God in our Bibles daily. Simple as that, my friend.
The person that professes to be a Christian must seek to know God’s will for our everyday lives of service to Christ Jesus, and continually determine to faithfully do God’s will.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
“But He (Christ Jesus) said, ‘Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it.’” (Luke 11:28)
On the other hand, just look at the Divine satisfaction the Lord Jesus gained from His fellowship with God the Father. He desired that goal as His daily ‘meat’ rather than eating mere physically necessary food. (V.32)
Old Job treasured this wisdom in his daily life, and so should you and I!
“My foot hath held His steps, His way have I kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” (Job 23:11-12)
Long term Christian commitment and service would be utterly impossible to sustain without experiencing - in a personal capacity - the depth of Spiritual satisfaction inherent in faithfully seeking to do the will of God Almighty. There is nothing that produces a similar contentment in the regenerate soul. There is nothing like the Lord’s “Well done.”
“His Lord said unto him, ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant…enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.’” (Matthew 25:21)
Today’s Bible passage therefore teaches us clearly that Christ Jesus’ entire purpose for coming among us was to do God the Father’s Divine will. He came as a babe to the manger; He lived a sinless life for over thirty-three years; He revealed Himself as God with all power; He willingly went to a cruel Cross to suffer and die - the innocent for the guilty. What a Saviour!
With this clear lesson in mind, let us who profess Christ’s Name seek to more faithfully follow Him and be genuine in seeking to fulfill God’s will in our lives - and all to the greater glory of our Saviour, King Jesus.
Thought: Run the race; Fight the fight; finish the course; keep the faith!