November 15, 2010

Monday Mini-Sermon

Why You Don't Have to "Find" God's Will for Your Life
Philip Cary
If you want to know God's will for your life, here it is: "He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"  (Micah 6:8)  The will of God for your life is justice, kindness, and a humble walk with God.  Nothing more is required of you.  Of course, what this verse has to teach us takes a lifetime to learn, but it will make a good lifetime, one that honors God.

There are other biblical passages with the same basic message.  Most important of all is the teaching of our Lord Jesus, which he derives directly from the scripture.  "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself."  (Matthew 22:37-39, based on Deuteronomy 6:5 and Lev. 19:18)

Again, if you obey these commandments, which are the heart of the law of God, then you are doing all that is required of you.  Anyone who tells you that you need to do more in order to be "in the will of God" is teaching you falsehood.  Be free of such falsehood. Obey the law of God instead and you have enough to do for a lifetime.