Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. –Colossians 4:5 NKJV
In and Out
Why is anybody outside the will of God? If you choose Jesus as your Lord and Savior and are living for Him, you are inside of the will of God. It’s no one’s fault but your own if you leave His will.
In the parable found in Luke 14:15-24, the story is told about the master of the house sending out invitations to a feast in his palace. After the invited guests refused the invitation, the master tells his servants to “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled” (Luke 14:23 NKJV).
God has done all He can do to invite you inside. He sent His Son, appeals to our hearts, and wants us in His family. If we are outside, it is not because He hasn’t done all He could do to bring us in, it is because of our alienated hearts and rebellious wills. Let us instead listen to the Holy Spirit’s direction for our lives as we try to follow His will.
Thank You, Father, for sending the Holy Spirit to help me make wise decisions and remain in Your will.
Jesus is waiting for you with arms wide open. He loves you and wants you to be included at the feast.