Discover the will of God for you (15)
We make choices minute by minute, hour by hour, and day by day. What are some of the practical and foundational principles, which will help us to discover God’s will for our lives, and also walk in it?
How Do We Know God’s Will?
God’s Supreme Revelation
Jesus is the ultimate key to knowing and living God’s will. Jesus is the express image of God. Jesus is God incarnate. “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets. 2: Has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds 3: Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,” (Heb 1:1-3)
Heb. 1:1, 2: God used many approaches to send messages to people in the Old Testament times. He spoke to Isaiah in visions (Isaiah 6), to Jacob in a dream (Genesis 28:10-22), and to Abraham and Moses personally (Genesis 18; Exodus 31:18). Jewish people familiar with these stories would not have found it hard to believe that God was still revealing His will, but it was astonishing for them to think that God had revealed himself by speaking through His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus is the fulfillment and culmination of God’s revelation through the centuries. When we know him, we have all we need to be saved from our sin and to have a perfect relationship with God.
Heb. 1:2, 3: Not only is Jesus the “express image”(exact representation) of God, but He is God himself — the very God who spoke in the Old Testament times. He is eternal; he worked with the Father in creating the world (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). He is the full revelation of God. You can have no clearer view of God than by looking at Christ. Jesus Christ is the complete expression of God in a human body.
Heb. 1:3: “Express image,” Gk character occurs only here in the NT. It refers to the mark that an engraving stamp leaves on a wax seal or coin; the correspondence between the engraving stamp and the engraved impression is exact. God’s Son radiates God’s glory because He shares God’s nature and essence. Whatever God is in His character and nature, Jesus is the express image (cf. Col 1:15; 2:9). Thus God’s revelation of Himself is no longer fragmentary and incomplete as in OT times; in Jesus, the Son, the revelation of the Father is full and complete.
Jesus is the ultimate key to knowing and living God’s will. Jesus is the final and only mediator between God and humankind.
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