This is the Will of God #848

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; (1 Thessalonians 4:3, NKJV)

The will of God. Do you want to know it? You can, since Paul said “this is” it. God does not want you to be foolish, “but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Eph. 5:17). Do you want to do the will of God? You should, because “he who does the will of God abides forever” (1 Jno. 2:17). Of course, knowing and doing the will of God takes faithful effort on your part. It requires an utter willingness to replace your personal will with the will of God. It requires opening your mind and allowing God’s law to be written on your heart (Heb. 8:10; Col. 3:16). With this renewed mind, fully committed to the word of God, you are equipped to know and do the will of God – to “prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Rom. 12:2). Truly, this is the will of God.