In Colossians 4:12, Paul shares that Epaphras prays for their church so they can “stand firm in all the will of God.”
It requires prayer and support to follow the will of God consistently.
In Ephesians 6:5-7, Paul explains that obedient service is doing the will of God.
There are three more examples of Paul’s introducing himself as “an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God.”
In 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, Paul brags about the Macedonian church’s incredible generosity.
He explains that this was only possible because it was the will of God.
In the first verse of both 1 and 2 Corinthians, Paul introduces himself as a disciple of Jesus by the “will of God.” This may imply that God initially pursued Paul, not the other way around.
In Acts 20:25-27, Paul explains that he is willing to teach the will of God whether or not people want to hear it.
He makes his friends sad that they’ll never see him again.
But it’s God’s will.
I am reminded of Paul’s deep concern for people after reading this letter.
Some of the most beautiful passages in the entire Bible are found in this book. It is poetic and inspiring.
In verses 21-24, Paul shares a blessing and a curse in his own handwriting.