God’s Will for His Redeemed People

God desires loving obedience

Matthew 22:34-39 also Mark 12:28-29

34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

 

Luke 10:27

27 So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

 

Deuteronomy 6:5

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

 

Scripture regularly makes obedience to God a higher priority than performing religious acts:

 

Psalm 51:16-17

16For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;

You do not delight in burnt offering.

17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,

A broken and a contrite heart—

These, O God, You will not despise.

 

Isaiah 1:11

11To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me?”

Says the Lord.

“I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams

And the fat of fed cattle.

I do not delight in the blood of bulls,

Or of lambs or goats.

 

Jeremiah 7:22-23

22 For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices. 23 But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.’

 

1 John 2:5

But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

 

God desires worship

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

 

Psalm100:4

4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,

And into His courts with praise.

Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

 

Isaiah 45:23

23I have sworn by Myself;

The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness,

And shall not return,

That to Me every knee shall bow,

Every tongue shall take an oath.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:18

18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 

Revelation 5:6

and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

 

God Desires Holiness

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;

 

Leviticus 19:1-2

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.

 

1 Corinthians 1:2

To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

 

Colossians 1:22

22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight

 

1 Thessalonians 4:7

For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.

 

Hebrews 10:10

10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

 

1 Peter 1:15-16

15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, Be holy, for I am holy.”

 

God desires love for one another

John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

Leviticus 19:18

18 You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

 

Matthew 22:39

39 And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

 

Mark 12:31

31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

 

Luke 10:27

27 So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

 

John 15:12-13

12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

 

Galatians 5:14

14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

 

1 John 3:11

11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,

 

God desires high moral standards

1 Peter 2:15

15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men

Matthew 5:16, 48

5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

5:48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

 

1 Peter 3:4

rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

 

God’s will may involve suffering

1 Peter 3:17

17 For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

 

Acts 14:22

22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying,We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”

 

Acts 21:13-14

13 Then Paul answered, “What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”

14 So when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, “The will of the Lord be done.”

 

Hebrews 12:5-7

And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:

My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,

Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;

6For whom the Lord loves He chastens,

And scourges every son whom He receives.”

If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?

 

1 Peter 4:19

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

 

The Father is seeking true worshipers because He wants people to live in reality, not in falsehood.

God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.

 

Prayer:  Father in heaven, hallowed is Thy Name.  I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “God’s Will for His Redeemed People.” I praise You for Your caring, Your loving kindness, and Your generosity.  Only Your graciousness and love could forgive the sins of mankind and still allow him to become a Son or daughter of Yours. Please bless those who have read this article for they too seek Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.

May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

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