“I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL”
by Pastor Mitch
July 06, 2014
The Lord’s Calling To Do The Will Of God
Submission is indeed a hard thing to do. The human will tends to rebel against the will of God rather than to comply with it. However this is not the case with the example of the Lord Jesus. He sought to live His life in total obedience to God’s will.
“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire,
But a body You have prepared for Me.”
The Lord God’s pleasure was not in sacrifices and offerings. His greatest pleasure is in those who choose to be obedient to Him. Hebrews 10:5-6 was an insightful word that was taken from the text ofPsalm 40:6-7 which was about the Lord Jesus delighting in doing the will of God. He certainly did come into this world and sought to fulfill it with the body which God gave Him. God said in the text of 1 Samuel 15:22 that to be obedient to His word is much better than sacrifice. The challenge is for us to seek to have a deep desire and determination to do the will of God too.
The Lord’s Deep Consciousness Of Doing The Will Of God
“Then I said, ‘Behold I have come –
In the volume of the book it is written of Me –
To do Your will, O God.'”
Animal sacrifices were insufficient in themselves for the work of salvation. The Lord Jesus was going to be the ultimate sacrifice to bring about salvation for those being sanctified (Hebrews 10:14). He was deeply conscious that He came to this world to do God’s will. He spoke about doing His will on different occasions. His “food” was to do the will of Him who sent Him and to finish His work (John 4:34) He was deeply impacted by the many prophetic passages concerning what He would seek to do in this world. He was deeply conscious of them and sought to fulfill them.
The Lord’s Personal Fulfilling Of The Will Of God
“Then He said, ‘Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.’ He takes away the first that He may establish the second.”
The Lord gave His whole life towards accomplishing the will of the Father. There was tremendous determination and commitment to do His will. There was the consecration of His whole life towards this great endeavour. Through His complete fulfilment of the will of His Father, there came about the establishing of the new covenant. It was through His suffering and resurrection that the Lord Jesus took away the Old Covenant and brought about the New Covenant which is based on far better promises. The Lord Jesus epitomised what it meant to do the will of God.
Our Challenge To Do The Will Of God
“So that after you have done the will of God”
The writer of Hebrews also challenged God’s people to do the will of God as the Lord Jesus did. We are to follow His example. We are not to cast away our confidence that we have in the Lord and His promises. One day, there will be great rewards for us in heaven. Our part is to live by faith. Our part is to endure on as the Lord Jesus did in the midst of His sufferings. Let’s seek to do all we can to emulate the Lord Jesus in doing His will. He has brought a new and living way for us. Let’s consecrate and commit ourselves to wholly follow the will of God.