Found: God’s Will, by John MacArthur, is pretty short — only 75 pages! — and quite easy to read. But there’s a lot of truth packed into those pages! And I guarantee, if you read it with humility and a willingness to learn, you will finish it with a greater understanding of God’s will for your life.
MacArthur starts the book with this logical premise: “Since God has a will for us, He must want us to know it.”
In other words, if we are to do God’s will, then we must believe He has provided a way for us to know what it is. He has not hidden it from us, or obscured it under so many layers of hidden meanings. Rather, He has made it obvious to us in His Word.
Found: God’s Will first establishes that truth quite clearly. It then goes on to highlight five specific areas that are clearly God’s will for His creation. First and foremost on the list is salvation; other areas include Spirit-filling, s*xual purity, sanctification, and suffering.
You see, knowing God’s will is not particular to a certain job situation or ministry opportunity. It is not just about going to the right school, or marrying the right person, or living in the right neighborhood. It is about being the person God wants you to be. MacArthur states:
The will of God is not, first of all, for you to go there or work here.
The will of God concerns you as a person.
If you are the right you, you can follow your desires and you will fulfill His will.
I would highly recommend Found: God’s Will to the student heading off to college, to the single concerned about marrying the right person, to the adult trying to choose the best career path. I’d recommend it to parents and children, stay-at-home moms and ministry wives, church leaders and lay-members.
In fact, I’d recommend it to every Christian I know. There’s a lot of sound doctrine within its 75 pages!
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