Daily Devotionals

God's Will Be Done

This morning’s devotional comes from The Book of Genesis


“The Lord said to her, two nations are in your womb; And two peoples will be separated from your body; And one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger.”

Genesis 25:23

In the patriarchal age, the custom was that the eldest son would receive favour over the other siblings. He would have received double share of the inheritance and be recognized as head of the family after the father’s death. (Deuteronomy 21:17)

However, here we have a case where God declared “The older shall serve the younger.” This shows us of an act of God’s sovereign elective purpose over their customs. Paul uses this example in his letter to the Romans “For though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to His choice would stand” (Romans 9:11)

We also can use this example of God’s sovereign will in our lives and even those around us. Many of us question things happening or even go as far as trying to understand certain outcomes. But God’s choices are not always our choices and we must understand that His purposes are greater than us and far beyond our understanding. (Romans 11:33-36; Job 11:7; Deuteronomy 29:29)

In the words of J.I. Packer “To know that nothing happens in God’s world apart from God’s will may frighten the godless, but it stabilizes the saints”

Let us continue to worship our sovereign Lord daily, submit ourselves to Him, and know that “His will be done” (Matthew 6:10)


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