God’s Will

March 1, 2022

Living in a deceitful world, we struggle against evil but God is always sovereign and His will is upon human for redemption and freedom. (Romans 8:28) In scripted in Holy Scriptures, God’s will is of two kind; God’s revealed will and Mysterious will.

God’s Revealed Will

God’s revealed will is what He has already made known to His people through Holy Scriptures.

It is His revelation of the truth. In Matthew 7:21 Lord Jesus says, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” “Will of God” is the reference of abide by God’s revealed will in living spiritual life. Saint Paul in his message to the Ephesians says, “For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.” (Acts 20:27)

God’s Mysterious Will

God in His Divine power has a mysterious way of caring out His work. His will is also known as “God’s mysterious or hidden will” referring to “His sovereign control over the universe.” It is the means of His Divinity within the world.

It might be difficult for us humans to entirely understand His will since it is mysterious or hidden. We are also unable to know what is ahead but God knows better because He is sovereign but we are not. In Exodus 3:12: “God said to Prophet Moses, ‘I will be with you.  This will be a sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”

There are other examples of how God’s mysterious will is explained in Holy Bible. Saint Peter says that “Lord Jesus was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan (word for “will”) and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.” (Acts 2:23) Saint Peter didn’t recognize the Holy cross as part of God’s plan but over time he came to acknowledge the wisdom of Lord Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion. (Mark 8:32–33)

Another example to mentioned here is in scripted in Acts 21:14 as Saint Paul insisted on going to Jerusalem, and the people responded saying: “When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, ‘The Lord’s will be done’” (Acts 21:14, Luke 22:42). It is of the essence to also recon Saint Paul former life persecuting Christians and even chasing His Lord but became an Apostle “by the will of God” (1 Corinthians 1:1; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Ephesians 1:1; Colossians 1:1; 2 timothy 1:1). In His epistle to the Romans Saint Paul says that “the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” (Romans 8:27) Saint Peter also says “it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” (1 Peter 3:17)

It is not in the capacity of Humans to know whether it is or not the will of God for us to suffer but His ordeal is always for better cause. Suffering for doing evil is quite clearly not God’s will, even if it is just. But certainly not all suffering (such as abuse, disease, car wrecks, etc.) is ultimately God’s will. God’s will is for creation’s wholeness.