As the basis of this lesson, we have chosen three Scriptures which refer to the will of God.
The first speaks of the believer's delight in doing the will of God.
The second is a believer's prayer, asking God to lead him in His perfect will.
The third is a benediction.
Psalm 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God; yea, thy law is within my heart.
Psalm 143:10: Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy Spirit is good; lead me in the land of uprightness.
Hebrews 13:20-21: Now the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, even our Lord Jesus, make you perfect in every good thing to do his will, working in us that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be the glory for ever and ever, Amen.
This is one of the great benedictions of the Bible, but it is also a prayer in which we ask the Lord to help us to do the perfect will of God-to make us perfect in every good thing to do His will.
In these studies on spiritual perception, we have dealt at length with the mechanics of finding the leading of the Lord as well as other aspects, but now we want to consider those basic inward qualities which will actually bring forth the will of God and cause us inevitably to do the will of God.
First, we want to read an exceptional passage about the will of God found in Matthew 12:46-50