MONDAY August 27, 2018
Understanding God’s Will
Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; however, he will come when he has a convenient time.
1 Corinthians 16:12
Another person in the Church was Apollos. He was very knowledgeable in the Word of God, even though, at first, he only knew the baptism of John. Aquila and Priscilla explained to him the Scriptures more fully. Like Paul, he was an excellent teacher (Acts 18:24-28). Apollos was unable to come to Corinth, but Paul understood God’s perfect timing. He did not think evil of Apollos. Paul understood God’s will and that Apollos would come when the Lord permitted.
It is important to understand that everybody has their different schedules. We should never get angry or bitter towards people when they are not able to come and do ministry with us. It is all according to God’s will.
Many people struggle with the subject of God’s will. But if we read the Scriptures daily, we will clearly understand God’s will for our lives. Understand, God’s will is that we live pure and holy lives:
It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God… For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life (1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, 7 NIV).
God’s desire is that we make the most out of every opportunity given to us. We need to understand God’s will for our lives. It is His will that we would walk carefully and wisely, because the days are evil (Ephesians 5:15-17).
I am Thy servant to do Thy will, and that will is sweeter to me than position or riches or fame, and I choose it above all things
on earth or in heaven.
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