Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I Come to Do HIs Will

Then said I, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God...By 
the which will we are sanctified through the 
offering of the Body of Jesus Christ once for all. 
Hebrews 10:7-10

Lo, I come...I delight to do they will, O my God
Psalm 40:7-8

Sacrifice and offering were not what God sought or
what could please Him. David understood that God
wanted his will, freely given. David's words spoke
of Christ in whom the true fulfillment can be found.

The Lord's doing of God's will is first contrasted 
with the sacrifices and offerings of the Old Testament 
worship, and then it is specially connected with the 
offering of His own body once for all.
By one offering,He has forever perfected those who 
are sanctified
Let us try to learn the great lessons that are to be 
found here in connection with our study of the will 
of God.

The doing of God's will is the only worship that is 
pleasing to God. In the Old Testament it was not 
just doing the sacrifices but obedience to God. 
"The sacrifices of God are a broken and contrite 
heart."  Psalm 51:16,17

It is Christ's doing the will of God even unto death
that has affected our salvation. "By which we are
sanctified through the offering of the body of 
Jesus Christ once for all." The word sanctified is 
used here in its larger sense and includes 
justification, regeneration, and the whole of 
redemption. It refers to our being restored to the 
fellowship of God. The great sin of Adam was 
independence from God. The root of all sin and 
misery was self-will. Jesus Christ came to take 
away the sin of rebellion, which ends in death.

The doing of God's will by which Christ brought
about our salvation is now and forever the power 
of the salvation He imparts. Doing God's will is 
salvation itself. 

It is only by our being in Christ that we can in 
any way do the will of God on earth as it is done 
in heaven.
All power to do God's will is is in Him. Because
of this, we can truly say, 'I live in christ and I
can now find His strength to be perfected in my
weakness.'  Andrew Murray

Reader, Murray highlighted the words that are
underlined above. Our salvation is so much
bigger than most of us realize and Murray is so
very good at sharing this principle--over and
over again. My prayer is that all of us who read
this series of blogs would be changed as God
opens our hearts to new vistas of being 'in Christ.'

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