3 Attitudes Toward the Will of God: Part 2 (James 4:13–17)

Joe Quatrone, Jr.

trust-and-obeyIn Part 1, we looked at the first two attitudes toward God’s will: ignoring and disobeying. Today, we will look at the final attitude.

Obeying God’s Will (James 4:15)

Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work” (John 4:34). Paul often referred to the will of God as he shared his plans with his friends (Rom. 1:10; 15:32; 1 Cor. 4:19; 16:7). Paul did not consider the will of God a chain that shackled him; rather, it was a key that opened doors and set him free.

Everything in this universe operates according to laws. If we cooperate with these laws and obey them, then the universe works with us. But if we fight these laws and…

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