1 Peter 2:15-16—A servant doing the will of God

1 Peter 2--15-16 2

As a servant of God, someone who is concerned about finding and doing the will of God, the Verse of the Day for November 13, 2013 really resonated with me.  My blog entry on the Verse of the Day for yesterday focused on the will of God, and I indicated that I had touched upon the subject in previous entries. Similarly in thinking of myself as one who serves the Lord with gladness, I have discussed this particular designation of “servant” or “bondslave” on numerous occasions.  Both of these concepts encircle the two verses from 1 Peter 2:15-16: A reference to “the will of God” opens the passage, while the phrase “servants of God” closes the second verse.

Yesterday’s blog entry included a poem entitled “The Will of God” which was part of a set of poems based on that subject.  The second poem in the series is perfectly suited to today’s verse:

The Will of God II

“The will of God, nothing less, nothing more, nothing else”

Anonymous

 

“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God

in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

 I Thessalonians 5:18

 

God unfolds before me the mystery of His will.

I may not fully understand, but I will nod

In agreement that I still say yes to His will

Despite the rugged mountain terrain I have trod,

I persist and press on to fully do His will.

In everything give thanks: this is the will of God.

At all times and places I can fulfill His will.

Whatever comes my way I will serve Him until

The day when He calls me home or Christ returns.

I align my will with His until the two are one.

Ever the eager servant, I am one who learns

To humbly say, “Not my will but Yours be done.”

The will of God, nothing less, nothing more, nothing else,

But truly doing the will of God is something else.

 

As a bondslave of the Lord, endeavoring to do the will of God, here are more reflections on the subject.

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