God’s Will and Our Will

Do we have a choice?

I will not!” the son said when his father told him to go work in the vineyard. But later he changed his mind and went (Matthew 21:28-29).

When did he exercise his own free will? Both times: in choosing to rebel and in choosing to comply.

God has given us a free will. He pleads with us to do His will  but never forces the issue. It’s always our choice.

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Have we chosen what Jesus chose?

Jesus willingly submitted His own will to His Father’s will (John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38)—even when it meant the cross (Matthew 26:36-46).

No wonder Jesus says, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven . . .” (Matthew 7:21).

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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