Jesus makes a very powerful statement about His purpose for coming to earth that should shock us into rethinking why we are here; “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will but the will of Him who sent Me.” (John 6:38). Or chapter 5:30; “I can do nothing on my own…because I seek not My own will but the will of Him who sent Me.” “Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’” (Hebrews 10:7). Consider the following points about these statements:·
If we really believe that Jesus is our model for life and mission, why do we experience such difficulty in following His example? The standard answers don’t work for me; ‘we’re still sinners’, ‘I still live with the old nature’, or ‘we still live in a sinful world’. These statements ignore the truth about who we are in Christ and the purpose for which God has given us His Holy Spirit.
Here are a few references that give God’s perspective on how we do the will of God:
Paul also affirms that “all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God” (Romans 8:14). We have been born anew and given the Spirit of Jesus so that through His power we also can do the will of God. This is our purpose so that God is glorified! Let us renew our thinking about why we are here and do God’s will from the heart in the power of the Spirit.
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