God’s Will

Re:Verse passage – Matthew 8:1-4 (day four)

As Jesus came down from the mountain, He was met by a humble leper.  The leper demonstrated some unusual qualities.  Whatever Jesus chose to do, this leper was willing to accept.  Sounds like three other men in Scripture…Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael.  These three friends of Daniel’s were going to be thrown into a fiery furnace unless they bowed to worship king Nebuchadnezzar’s gods.  In Daniel 3:17-18, these men said, “…our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire, …but even if He does not, let it be known to you O king, that we are not going to serve your gods…”

Do we have such faith?  Are we willing to follow Christ, even if we don’t get what we want?  Do we demand the ‘correct’ answer to our prayers?  May our faith match that of Daniel’s friends and of this leper…whatever your will is, Lord, I accept it!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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