Bible Summary. God’s will intervenes in specific circumstances. God directed Philip’s path to meet the Ethiopian eunuch, and he can and will intervene in our lives in the most unlikely circumstances. God allowed both the Jews and Gentiles as well as their leaders to do their own will and persecute Jesus. Ultimately it was God’s will that the circumstances at the cross occurred for the sake of mankind. See below for Bible Scriptures and commentary concerning God’s will to intervene in specific circumstances.
Philip Obeyed God’s Will to Go Into the Desert.
Just as God directed Philip’s path, he can and will intervene in our lives in the most unlikely circumstances. We may not always understand his purpose when he steps into our lives, but do know that if it is God’s will it will be for our good and requires our immediate obedience. Acts 8:26 tells us of an angel of the Lord telling Philip to go south into the desert.
Acts 8:26, “And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.”
God’s Will Allowed the Persecution of Jesus in Order For Us to Be Saved.
God allowed both the Jews and Gentiles as well as their leaders to do their own will and persecute Jesus. Even while they resisted God’s Son and crucified him, they fulfilled God’s will. Actis 4:28 tells that God’s plans will always come to past.
Acts 4:28, “For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.”
Jesus Obeyed God’s Will to Die on the Cross For Our Sins.
Jesus prayed to God in the garden of Gethsemane that he not go through the terrible suffering that was about to befall him. Jesus, the man, did not desire to go through the physical suffering that God demanded. But it was God’s will that the circumstances at the cross occurred for the sake of mankind.Matthew 26:39 tells us of Jesus’ prayer of anguish and obedience.
Matthew 26:39, “And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”