Why do we want to know God's will?
Most Christians would feel that this was a strange question, for those whose lives are yielded to God have a real desire to know His plan for them in order that they may follow it in their lives.
But is there not sometimes too great a lapse of time between knowledge & obedience?
Dr. William L. Pettingill, the well-known Bible teacher made a penetrating remark on this subject:
"Most people," he said, "don't want to know the will of God in order to do it; they want to know it in order to consider it."
It often takes time to learn just what God wants us to do in any particular matter, but once we know His purpose we ought not to delay in at least beginning to carry it out by His grace.
- Sunday School Times.(moreillustrations.com)
John 4:34 (NKJV): Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me, and to finish His work.”
“In all things seek to know God's will and when known obey at any cost.” - Jonathan Goforth.