Hurtful Things Christians Say: “It’s God’s Will”
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A lot of good intentioned Christians will utter, “It’s God’s will,” when something difficult is happening in someone’s life, as if God has ordained such a thing.  However, most of us would be shocked to discover that the phrase “will of God” appears less than a dozen times in the Bible, and mostly in the New Testament by the Apostle Paul declaring that his authority and appointment as Apostle comes from Jesus Christ himself, as the will of God.  Instead, the Scriptures focus more on what God will do, usually as a response to the prayers of the people and in accordance with the covenants.  Jesus indicates in this Sunday’s text that the will of God is something that we must endeavor to do, not something that is forced upon us. Associated Scripture: Mark 3:28-35