Bible Summary. Many of us ask how to know God’s will. King Solomon in the book of Ecclesiastes advises us to do our duty by fearing God and keeping his commandments. Jesus tells us that if we love him, then keep his commandments. Paul in the book of Philippians advises us to have the mind of Christ. Through our faith in Jesus Christ, God desires for us to demonstrate our faith and put our faith in action. See below for scriptures and commentary on how to know God’s will and his standards.
God’s Will and His Commandments
God’s Will is For Us To Keep His Commandments
Many of us ask how to know God’s will. We love God, but we are unsure of what he wants from us. King Solomon had these questions in the book of Ecclesiastes. He had tried everything under the sun, but he found everything was vanity. It is only at the conclusion of the book of Ecclesiastes that he answers his own question about how to know God’s will. Ecclesiastes 12:13 advises us to do our duty by fearing God and keeping his commandments.
Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
Illustration on God’s Will: Faith – Asking Versus Doing the Will of God …
God’s Will is For Us To Keep The Commandments of Jesus
Jesus tells us in John 14:15, “If ye love me, keep my commandments”. The commandments that Jesus was referring to were the commandments of loving God and of loving our neighbor. These are the commandments of the New Testament. These commandments are also embodied in the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament. John 14:15 advises us that it is God’s will for us to love him and to love our neighbor in everything we do and say.
John 14:15, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
God’s Will is For Us to Have the Mind of Christ
God desires to have a relationship with us and for us to be like Christ. A key aspect of Jesus Christ’s ministry on Earth was to show us the way and to show us God’s will for us in our lives. Philippians 2:5 advises us to have the mind of Christ.
Philippians 2:5, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:”
God’s Will is For Us to Put Our Faith Into Action
God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, on to this Earth to save us, to give us the gift of eternal life, and to have faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Through our faith in Jesus Christ, God desires for us to demonstrate our faith and put our faith in action. Matthew 7:21 advises us that God’s will is about acting on our faith and not just saying the right thing.
Matthew 7:21, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”