ornament-708799_640John 8:55: But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word. (ESV)

Obedience is sometimes easier said than done. You can preach obedience, but when the rubber bites the road we know what is really in your heart. When Abraham chose to follow through with the command of God to sacrifice his son, God declared concerning him that now he knows that he truly feared him (Genesis 22).

Jesus, in the focus verse, was bold to say that he keeps the word of God. But even for him, the great test came when he was about to lay down his life. He struggled at that point, his sweat falling like blood as his whole person shook with the intensity of the moment (Luke 22:37-45).

Whoever says that the will of God will always be easy is self-deceived. But we are to rest on the promise that God is at work in us both to will and to do of his good pleasure (Philippians 2:13). The bible says that Jesus offered himself to God through the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 9:14).

So we should expect to receive help with regards to recognising, connecting with and doing the will of God in everything.


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