His Will Alone

Read: Micah 7:7

Even in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night of betrayal, Christ had plenty of time and opportunity to flee. But He would not flee. Instead, He knelt to pray in that garden under the leaves of the olive trees. And in His prayer that night, Jesus gave us, for all time, the perfect pattern for the prayer of relinquishment: “Not what I want, but what You want.” Jesus deliberately set Himself to make His will and God’s will the same.


Seeing the Lord’s Goodness

Read: Isaiah 28:29

The most direct way we see the goodness of God’s wisdom is when He shares it with us. Paul the apostle prayed that He would grant to believers in Ephesus and everywhere “the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him” (Eph. 1:17). He expressed similar thoughts in his letter to the Colossians: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Col. 3:16). Paul’s desire was to know Him even more and he wanted other fellow believers to grow in the knowledge of the Lord.