A note from our pastor:
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.Ephesians 5:17
Good Morning Dearly Beloved,
Our study verse this week continues the Apostle’s instruction. Previously he has told the community of believers to redeem the time and to walk diligently. In verse seventeen he tells the disciples to be wise and understand what the will of the Lord is.
As you read this, you might be asking yourself, how can I know what the will of the Lord is? Is that not a mysterious thing far above what our minds can process? Certainly, there are many aspects of the Lord’s will that are heavenly and beyond our feeble minds, but there is much of the Lord’s will which has been revealed unto his disciples.
In Proverbs 9:10, the wise man Solomon wrote — the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Not a fear as in a fright, but fearing the Lord as in giving him reverence. The beginning of wisdom is a recognition the Lord is holy, and wholly powerful. The beginning of wisdom is recognizing the sovereignty of the Lord and his ability to perform his will without question.
The growth of wisdom comes in those things which are recorded in scripture. The understanding of God’s will to save his people and the Lord’s will to come and do the legal work. The comprehension of all whom God chose before the foundation of the world were redeemed and all who were redeemed shall be gathered into heaven at the time of the second coming is knowing the will of the Lord.
Finally, knowledge of the will of the Lord comes by experience. His will in our lives is revealed as the community of believers has prayers answered, overcomes adversities by his power, and receives countless blessings. Wisdom is gained by the disciple as each day the Lord’s will is revealed directly through them or by those around them.
Let us as disciples walk diligently, redeem each day, and seek to know the will of the Lord.
Our Prayers are with you daily,