Found: God’s Will: Find the Direction and Purpose God
by John MacArthur
- Paperback: 61 pages
- Publisher: David Cook
- Date Published: 1977
Point: The will of God is not some mysterious lost document. It has been clearly explained in Scripture.
Path: MacArthur walks through five primary passages dealing with the will of God. These inform the believer that it is God’s will that he/she:
Be saved (1 Tim 2:3-4)
Live according to the Spirit (Eph 5:17-18)
Live Purely (1 Thess 4:3-7)
Live Submissively (1 Pet 2:3-15)
Live in a way that accepts suffering (2 Tim 3:12)
If the believer is living in this way, than in order to do God’s will he should just do what he wants to do - because he will want to do what God would want to do.
Sources: This is primarily based on these specific passages of Scripture.
Agreement: This was a helpful pastoral look at the topic of God’s will. It is short, so easily read in one sitting.
Personal App: Am I spending my time trying to figure out what God wants me to do in a specific instance, or am I living how he has called all believers to live?
Favorite Quote: “He had the idea that God wants to take robust athletes, break both their legs, and make them play the flute.” (6)
Stars: 4.5 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it.
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