Thy will

RE Verse reading–Psalm 40 (day one)  “Then I said, ‘Behold, I come. . .I delight to do Thy will, O my God.’ ”  (vs 7-8)  Ancient Judaism had a problem.  It was a system of worship designed around animal sacrifice which everyone knew was insufficient to change a heart.  “It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sin.”  (Hebrews 10:4)  What was needed, then and now, was a perfect sacrifice, a volunteer, perfectly holy and yeilded.  David describes the exciting moment when this “Lamb” presents Himself.  It is a prophecy of Christ in His full surrender.  It describes HOW we are saved (by the death of a voluntary innocent).  It also describes WHAT we will be when we are saved.  Yielded.  Surrendered.  Obedient.  Had Christ refused God’s will, He could not love us.  When we refuse His will, we do not love Him.  These are Christ’s words and they should be ours.  “I have come to do thy will”. (Hebrews 10:7)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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