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Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 5

Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 5

What have the sayings of Jesus to do with the development of the will?

5. The sayings and the commandments of Jesus not only reveal the will of God but they show man how to cooperate with this will.

"The will is the executive power of the mind. The commandments of Jesus teach the Father's will. Those who keep them are therefore at one with the will of God" (Keep a True Lent 156).

As one ponders over the sayings and the commandments of Jesus, he comes into a knowledge of what the divine will for man is, for Jesus taught that the will of God is good. When man consciously accepts the truth that God's will or plan means all good and harmony for him, then he is willing to be guided by the will of God, and he can say with Jesus:

"Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done" (Luke 22:42).

(Additional references to this subject may be found in Jesus Christ Heals 91, 92, and 95.)

Preceding Entry: What has the will to do with the fulfillment of God's promises?
Following Entry: Explain the scriptural passage "resist not him that is evil" (Matt. 5:39 A.R.V.).