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(Scripture from the NKJV and KJV)

– Saying “Father, if thou be willing – remove this cup. Nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done.” – Luke 22:42

Jesus is praying here in the Garden of Gethsemane, just before being betrayed and arrested.  However, the Son of man is still asking for God‘s will to be done – as it had been all along during his time on earth (John 5:30, John 6:38).  It is the same for us every day – every time we pray (Luke 11:2).

Whatever happens in this whole wide world – or our own little ones each and every day, is going precisely and perfectly according to His plan.  To fulfill His purpose, for His pleasure alone – all declared by Him from the very beginning (Isaiah 46:10, Titus 1:2, Revelation 4:11).

There is never anything new to God under His sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9). What has been is now – what is to be, has already been (Ecclesiastes 3:15). Our waking up each morning is according to His will – because of His judgement and His mercies (Zephaniah 3:5, Lamentations 3:22-23). If the Lord is willing each day, we live (James 4:15).

However, what He does is always perfect, right, and truthful – without any iniquity (Deuteronomy 32:4). It has to be – or what would qualify Him to judge us each day – or this world when the time comes (Romans 3:4-6)?  Would we want a Maker who made mistakes and missed things to determine our eternal destinies?

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