My Father’s Business #20

Friday, January 24, 2020

And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? (Luke 2:49 KJV).

And, just what is the Lord Jesus’ Father’s “business?”

If you ask the average church member or professing Christian, “What is God’s will for your life?,” you will likely receive one of two responses. Either the poor soul will look at you with a most confused facial expression, speechless, or, the dear individual will be honest and declare, “I really have no idea!” While indescribably tragic, this is absolutely nothing new. The Bible, from cover to cover, abounds with people in the same dilemma. Although possessing the Scriptures, Christians and Jews were unfamiliar with them 2,000 years ago!

Dispensational Bible study affords us the opportunity to understand what the God of the Bible is doing today. It enables us to pinpoint exactly where we are on the Bible timeline. Unless we know what God is currently doing, we do not have a prayer in the world of doing His will. If we can discover God’s present-day work, then we can go and do that by faith… and that is how we know and do God’s will!!

First Timothy chapter 2: “[3]… God our Saviour; [4] Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. [5] For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; [6] Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. [7] Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not; ) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.” The Bible is explicit: God’s will is twofold, and it is not complicated or mysterious like religion and sinful human hearts make it out to be. God wants all people “saved,” and He wants all “saved” people to “come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

Our first step in knowing and doing God’s will is recognizing our sin problem, our unworthiness, our evil, when compared to His righteous standard. Our second step is realizing how He has worked—and desires to work in and through us—to underscore His righteous standard….