Knowing the Will of God

This is a subsidiary post of The Will of God.

First, we know His will; then we do it (Doing the Will of God).

(An asterisk at the beginning of the citation indicates a paraphrastic phrase equivalent to “knowing God’s will.”)

Luke 12:47, 48  –  “And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes, but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few.”

Acts 22:14  –  “…’The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will…'”

Romans 2:18  –  “and know His will and approve the things that are essential, being instructed out of the Law.”

*Ephesians 5:17  –  “So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

Colossians 1:9  –  “we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding”

*James 4:17  –  “…knows the right thing to do…”

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