Sweet Will of God

Once in the Old Testament (Isa. 6:3) and once in the New Testament (Rev. 4:8), the nature of God is proclaimed in threefold repetition by angelic beings and heavenly creatures that surround His throne: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty…” If holiness is the heart of God, then it stands to reason that it also represents the will of God.

In 1 Peter 1:16 we read: “Be holy, for I am holy.” Why would we be given such a command? Because “…without holiness no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14b)

Of course, we cannot become holy by our own strength or resolve. Instead of conforming to the standards of this unholy world, we must let God transform us inwardly by renewing our minds with His holy Word, and thereby prove what His will is. (Romans 12:2)

Sweet Will of God is an old hymn that I fell in love with years ago. Consider the first verse and chorus:

My stubborn will at last hath yielded
I would be Thine, and Thine alone
And this the prayer my lips are bringing
Lord, let in me Thy will be done

Sweet will of God, still fold me closer
Till I am wholly lost in Thee…

When we finally lose ourselves in God, we will find ourselves living in His holiness.

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