“I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.”(Ps 40:8)
Praise the lord for his grace. King David is one of the most successful kings in the bible. No one can be compared to him. The secret of his success was he was” Delighted to do the will of God”. We need to be delighted in doing god’s will to lead a successful life. Every man has two will 1. Self will 2. God’s will. Man has freedom to select any one of it, we can select self will and lead a simple or comfortable life and finish our earthly race. But we cannot enter the kingdom of god. Hence Jesus Christ says I come to do thy will of the heavenly father . not my will but my father’s will .Even though we may live a righteous life, holy life, faith life, but without doing the will of God we cannot enter the kingdom of heave
We need to seek the will of god in our education, job, marriage, buying household things business, or serving god full time ministry, any decision in our life. In all of these we can do self will or god’s will. In doing god’s will we may not be happy, we may get less salary, job may not be fit for us, we may think our life partner if not a good, our house may be small, or doing lords ministry may be tough, But in all these things one thing makes us happy is that we are doing the Heavenly fathers will. Our reward is not on this earth but in the heaven.
In 1 sam 13:14, “Lord had sought him a man after his own heart”- lord chose David to do his (lords) will. Hence God himself testifies David as ‘man after his own heart’. David in all his life, before going to battle he use to enquire god and then proceed, hence he got victory upon victory. Many times Saul tried to kill David; David’s own son Absalom rose against him, But God protected David and gave him victory. at one incident the amalekites destroyed their houses and burned and took wives, children, maids, cattle’s of David and his men. In this desperate situation there was none to encourage him, But he encouraged in himself and asked god whether he could purse the enemy, God told him yes he will give him victory, likewise he pursued the enemies fought with them and defeated them, got back his wife, children, cattle and wives of his men and all that was lost was restored to him. Even we may be going through trials , difficulties, we would have lost all our belongings, but when we humble ourselves and seek God, He will help us, guide us, and restore all that was lost.
How to do the will of God? “Thy law is within my heart”(ps 40:8). But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.(ps1:2).David not only did the will of God, he delighted in law of god, and meditated day and night, hence he was able to do the will of god. The greatest commandment given by Jesus for us is “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”(22:39).by following it, we will be able to do will of god, by doing the will of god; we will be able to enter the kingdom of God.
“Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”(Matt 6:10)