If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. John7:17-18
Good morning everyone, thank you for joining me this morning and reading these blogs. I love your comments keep them coming. In regard to our text this morning in John Chapter 7, Jesus is teaching at the Feast of Tabernacles and getting comments like this from the Jews; verse 15, ”How did this man get such learning without having studied.?” This morning we will looking into this very question….”How do we get such learning if we haven’t studied?”
Let’s set the stage…Jesus has just come out of seclusion and has gone to the feast just at the right time…”when no one was expecting him”. He went to the temple and called people to accountability by making a point that His teaching did not come from Him alone but His wisdom, message, and power came from His Father, the one who sent him. Then He continues to point out that if they (we) would choose to do God’s will, they would find out for themselves whether it was from God or man.
What does it mean to do God’s will? It means that there must be a definite act (response) of our human will, a settled determined purpose to do God’s will. The secret of knowing God’s will is being willing to do it. We will know His will through our obedience to do it.
Our obedience to God works within us the ability to be able to discern between what is a lie and what is truth. God’s Word proves itself true to those who sincerely do it.
Before Jesus fed the 5000, he blessed the 5 loaves and two fishes and thanked God. After the meal was over He gave the honor to God. Doing the will of God lies in our willingness and obedience to Him. Are you willing? A readiness of heart is all that is required!
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