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Knowing God’s Will

“This is the will of God, even your sanctification” (1 Thessalonians 4:3).

Discovering God’s will is not necessarily a complicated process. He has given us many simple and clearly stated principles for life. For example, we are told it is “the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men” (1 Peter 2:15). In 1 Thessalonians 4:3 we read, “This is the will of God … that ye should abstain from fornication.” And in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 we are told, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

As we live by faith and do what the Bible clearly tells us to do, we can be sure the Lord will lead us through the difficult decisions when the options may not be clear. Above all else, God’s will is that we submit to Him, become more like Christ, and be willing to follow wherever He leads.

—Albert Lee, Our Daily Bread, adapted