Tag: Will of God

The Heavenly Image

Octavius Winslow 90x115by Octavius Winslow

“Whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son.” Romans 8:29.

Here is the glorious pattern of a child of God. Sanctification is a conformity to the image and the example of Christ. The more the believer is growing like Jesus, the more he is growing in holiness. And, on the contrary, the less resemblance there is to Christ in his principles, in the habit of his mind, in his spirit, temper, daily walk, yes, in every action and in every look, the less is he advancing in the great work of holiness.

Our Reasonable Service

Greg Laurie 90x115 by Greg Laurie

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
—Romans 12:1

Romans 12 begins with what we might call a conditional promise. The promise is that we will know the “good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” The conditions are as follows: