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Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 4

Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 4

What has the will to do with the fulfillment of God's promises?

4. The will has a great deal to do with the fulfillment of God's promises. The promises of God are statements of the universal law of God, which tell how His laws operate in the lives of men. In Lessons In Truth Lesson 6 Annotation 7 we read:

"The 'promises of God' are declarations of eternal unchanging laws or truths, whether they are found in the almanac, in the physical universe, or in the Bible."

If man's understanding is spiritually illumined, he may place his faculty of will in line with the universal will (plan), and all the "promises of God," or the results of following the law, will automatically become an harmonious part of his life. If he wills to work against the universal law because of his ignorance of the law, he may do so; in that case the law that can fulfill the "promises" will still work, but not to bring the desired fulfillment.

Preceding Entry: Is it God's will that man should suffer? Give reasons for your answer.
Following Entry: What have the sayings of Jesus to do with the development of the will?