Table of Contents
- 1 What is the will of God according to the Bible?
- 2 What is the meaning of God’s will?
- 3 What is the will of God in our lives?
- 4 What does it mean your will be done on earth as it is in heaven?
- 5 What are the two types of God’s will?
- 6 How many times did Jesus say your will be done?
- 7 Will on earth as it is in heaven?
- 8 What is God’s secret will?
- 9 What is God’s moral will?
What is the will of God according to the Bible?
God’s ultimate will is the advancement of his kingdom (Dan 2:44), his glorification (1 Cor 10:31), and the salvation and sanctification of his children through his son, Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:9). Stop thinking of God’s will for your life as a separate plan from his will for his kingdom. They are the same.
What is the meaning of God’s will?
The will of God or divine will is the concept of a God having a will (i.e. particular desire) for humanity. Ascribing a volition or a plan to a God generally implies a personal God (God regarded as a person with mind, emotions, will). It is often conflated with God’s plan.
What is the will of God in our lives?
God is God and He works all things, including your life, according to his purposes. Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” This is key in understanding God’s purpose for your life. God has numbered your days and will fulfill every purpose He has for you.
What does it mean your will be done on earth as it is in heaven?
Praying for the will of God to be done in and through our lives on earth, as it is in heaven, means that we are willing to go through whatever might prevent that purpose from being accomplished. Our prayer is that we want to be so aligned with the will and purpose of God that we ask God to empower us to accomplish it.
What are the two types of God’s will?
The different wills of God
- The predestined / sovereign / decreed will of God.
- The preceptive or command will of God.
- The preferential or desiderative will of God; also called God’s will of disposition.
- The directive will of God.
- The discerned will of God.
How many times did Jesus say your will be done?
In his agony in Gethsemane Jesus prayed three times for a way around his suffering: “Yet not as I will, but as you will…. may your will be done.” (Matthew 26:39,42) The only way for the purpose of God to be accomplished is through the pain and suffering of the Cross.
Will on earth as it is in heaven?
Jesus said in Matthew 6:9-13 (ESV):“ 9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
What is God’s secret will?
There’s what theologians call “the revealed will of God,” and there’s also what’s known as “the hidden will of God.” You see both referred to in Deuteronomy chapter 29, verse 29, which says: “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we …
What is God’s moral will?
A long-standing tradition in religious ethics called divine command theory holds that God indeed creates moral rules purely as a function of his free will. If God chooses to make a specific standard of morality, it thereby becomes moral simply as a result of him willing it so.