Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Questions to Ponder

Philippians 2:12 and 13 reads as follows:
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

The meaning in the Greek for will in these verses is interesting. It is
to will, have in mind, intend
a. to be resolved or determined, to purpose
b. to desire, to wish
c. to love
2. to like to do a thing, be fond of doing
a. to take delight in, have pleasure

Is the function of our will in joining the work of God nothing more than learning to love God?

And a corollary,,,

If loving God means we are equipped to exert our will toward His ways, what causes love to grow?

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