David Jeremiah Daily Devotionals July 12 2022 :
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Recommended Reading: Matthew 26:36-39
Every parent experiences the battle of wills: the parent’s will against the child’s will—especially when children are very young and discover the amazing concept called choice. But the battle of wills doesn’t take place only during childhood. It is a human battle: between equals, between authorities and subordinates, and between mankind and God. Indeed, the first skirmish in the battle of wills took place in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve had to choose God’s will or theirs. Sadly, they chose their will instead of God’s.
When Jesus taught His disciples to pray that God’s will would be done “on earth as it is in heaven,” He was saying to pray for God’s Kingdom to come using different words. God’s Kingdom is the realm in which God rules. When God’s will is done on earth, His Kingdom has precedence. So the best way to establish God’s rule on earth is to obey God’s will. His rule and His will are the same.
God’s will is always done in heaven. It is done on earth when we submit our will to Him—as Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:42).
You are a sinner by birth, by nature, by practice and by choice.
Author : David Jeremiah
Source : Turning Point Ministry/ davidjeremiah.org