Living according to God’s will has been discussed and debated by theologians, scholars, and laypeople alike. The Bible provides guidance on how to live in accordance with God’s will, and there are many verses that speak to this topic.
One such verse is Romans 12:1-2, which states: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”1 This passage encourages us to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to God and to be transformed by the renewing of our minds so that we may discern and follow His will.
Living according to God’s will involves seeking His guidance and direction in all areas of our lives. It means making choices that are in line with His desires for us and striving to live a life that is pleasing to Him. This can involve making difficult decisions and sometimes going against what the world around us values or considers important.
There are many scholarly sources that discuss the topic of living according to God’s will. Here are three such sources:
- “Principles for Decision Making: Living According to God’s Will” by Garry Friesen & J. Robin Maxson2
- “Living According to the Spirit (Romans 8)” by Theology of Work Project3
- “5 Simple Ways of How to Know God’s Will” by Crosswalk.com4
These sources provide valuable insights and perspectives on how to live in accordance with God’s will. By studying the Bible and seeking guidance from scholarly sources, we can gain a deeper understanding of what it means to live according to God’s will and how we can apply this knowledge in our daily lives.