"Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is" ~ Ephesians 5:17If we could understand the will of the Lord in the troublesome areas of our lives, we would indeed not only be wise, but peaceful. Do you doubt this? Or do you believe it?
Over and over I [Eugenia Price, the author] have heard persons say, "I'm afraid to give in to God's will on this. I'm afraid I'll be unhappy." That would seem to indicate that we really don't believe God's will is always sweet.
It may not seem sweet at the time we are obeying. Surely the nails which bored into Jesus' hands on the Cross were not "sweet." But He had agreed with the Father in the garden. He was in the will of God as He hung on the Cross, and that was enough. We have already seen that when He had gone through the Cross and come out of the tomb, the first thing He said to His beloved disciples when He met them again near the empty tomb, was "O joy!" The will of God had turned out to be sweet. Jesus' own heart leaped with joy at what He had been able to do for His loved ones.
Obedience to God is the beginning of wisdom.
"Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is."