Faith
Wednesday March 12, 2008
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
FAITH COMMENTARY
" God’s Will is to receive you "

God’s will is to receive you and your love for Him puts receiving you in motion. Your flesh is testing your love for Him as God desires for you to abide with Him . A special effort on your part is required to make it happen.
Giving His Only Begotten Son paved the way for receiving you but it is the word “might” in Galatians 1:4 KJV makes clear that you play an important role in being received Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
Giving Him your love is the only way to remove “might” from this verse and 1 Peter 2:15 KJV shows “well doing” as the phrase God uses to describe doing His Will. It separates you from the foolish and ignorant, those who not love Him: For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

John 13:34 KJV stresses God’s desire for you to love Him as well as instructing you on what to do: A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Following this New Commandment shows your love for Him!

James 2:8 KJV references loving your neighbor as fulfilling God’s Royal Law and as doing well: If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

Loving your neighbor is what God seeks and if you desire to be received by Him, it is required. 1 John 4:20 KJV explains His requirement that you love others: If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Doing God’s Will requires patience and in Hebrews 10:36 KJV you see it leading to Him receiving you and His promise. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

John 2:17 KJV reminds you that this evil world and its lust will soon pass away. It further reminds you that doing God’s Will (loving your brother) takes you in the other direction, one that has you abiding with Him…Forever:

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

God’s Will is to receive you and He too has patience but He has this question for you: Do you desire to abide with Him forever?

Is listening to Him through scripture showing you the importance of loving Him…through others?