THEY SHALL BE WILLING

Psa. 110:3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

This describes the biggest problem man has; he knows what is right but way too often finds himself in the midst of a conflict. He chooses the wrong just because he wants to. People often discuss and even argue about the free will thing. Man was created with a free will all right, there is just this minor problem. It was our free will that became twisted that fateful day when our first parents ate from that dratted tree. You know the one, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Somehow how, free will is not so free anymore, it is entirely bound by sin.

So what is the solution? It’s found in today’s verse. Did you see it? It’s the day of His power. It is times of spiritual awakening that our will is bent or conformed to His will. People tend to volunteer to follow Him gladly in the day of His power. Here are some awesome thoughts from John Pulsford.

“Willing to do what? They shall be willing while others are unwilling. The simple term ‘willing’, is very expressive. It denotes the beautiful condition of creatures who suffer themselves to be wrought upon, and moved, according to the will of God. They suffer God to work in them to will and to do. They are willing to die unto all sin, they are willing to crucify the old man, or self, in order that the new man, or Christ, may be formed in them. They are willing to be weaned from their own thoughts and purposes, that the thoughts and purposes of God may be fulfilled in them. They are willing to be transferred from nature’s steps of human descent to God’s steps of human ascent. Or, to abide by the simplicity of our text, God is Will, and they are ‘willing’. God will beautify them with salvation, because there is nothing in them to hinder his working. They will be wise, they will be good, they will be lovely, they will be like God, for they are ‘willing’; and there proceeds from God a mighty spirit, the whole tendency of which is to make his creatures like himself.”

Maybe you are still like that unbridled wild horse or maybe even like a mule. Be encouraged, we live in the day of His power. Step into His presence. Maybe that old mule will bend His neck to the yoke of the Lord.

One Reply to “THEY SHALL BE WILLING”

  1. I love the statement “there is nothing in them to hinder His working”
    Although I have found this to be almost a minute to minute job daily, that at one time, to me, seemed perhaps only someone with a full time calling could devote the time and effort to attaining, (we know that is not enough in some cases) The simple key for me has been to follow Jesus’ advice “love the Lord your God with all your heart” in doing so the result is a profound dislike for anything that I could do to “hinder” Him. Of course the world does not embrace this, you’ve seen the bumper sticker “I’d rather rule in hell then follow in heaven” Read the Book, the world gets destroyed along with ALL it evil rulers and deceived followers. Where do I want to spend eternity?

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