God’s Will Is Knowable

Undoubtedly many believers have frequently felt that they misunderstood or completely missed what the will of God was in certain situations, or perhaps even in the direction of their lives. We might make statements to ourselves such as, “I thought I knew what God said,” or “I wish I had a burning bush like Moses to know what I’m supposed to do” (Exodus 3: 1-10). While fervent prayer and seeking the Lord will help lead us in the right direction, there are many scriptures that plainly state what God expects from us- His will for our lives.

A commentator has described the following verses as “the standing orders for the church.”

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God .”

Before getting distressed or anxious about missing the mark of God’s will, a good question I am led to ask myself is, “Have I followed the things I know are right to do, and are pleasing to the Lord?”

Tomorrow we will examine in more detail what fulfilling the commands of these verses in 1 Thessalonians might look like in our lives.