August 01, 2019
BIBLE READING: I Corinthians 1
1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, ……
9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called…….
Everything in our life should be done “through the will of God”. Since I was a child, my parents ingrained in me the importance of the will of God. As Christians, we cannot dictate our life by our desires. Our desires will change. Our interests will change. We will change. We will have no stability in life if we are constantly controlled by what we want at that time. I would hate to imagine what my life would’ve been had I always gotten what I thought I wanted. The will of God transcends time. It transcends personalities, interest, and emotions. The will of God is perfect. The will of God is stable. The will of God should be the top priority, the determining force, and our greatest motivation in life. What does God want me to do?
There is something else, that is as powerful and eternal as the will of God. That is the faithfulness of God. The faithfulness of God is what enables us to find and to do the will of God. If God was not faithful, then there would be no way that I could be faithful. If God was not faithful there is no way that I would be able to do God’s will. Paul was called through the will of God, but we find later in the passage that God who called Paul was faithful. That means that Paul was called through the will of God, but Paul was empowered through the faithfulness of God.
So, it is with us. May we strive every day to simply do what God wants us to do. As we are called through His will, we can perform it because of his faithfulness. I promise you today, God will be faithful to you. The question is will we be faithful to him?