Willing God's will as a Way of Knowing Christ’s Word
To Know Christ is to have the will of the Father
Published September 23rd, 2018; Updated September 23rd, 2018
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Main point summary
The condition by which we can know Christ and his word is if we are willing what God wills, namely to seek the glory of the one who sent Christ. It takes the changing of one's will before we can know Christ and his word.
l If anyone’s will is to do God’s 1 will,
a If anyone is willing to do His will,
ἐάν τις θέλῃ τὸ θέλημα αὐτοῦ ποιεῖν,
If anyone wants to do God’s will, 37
m he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I n am speaking on my own authority.
he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.
γνώσεται περὶ τῆς διδαχῆς πότερον ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐστιν ἢ ἐγὼ ἀπʼ ἐμαυτοῦ λαλῶ.
he will know about my teaching, whether it is from God or whether I speak from my own authority. 38
The one who speaks on his own authority o seeks his own glory;
He who speaks from himself a seeks his own glory;
ὁ ἀφʼ ἑαυτοῦ λαλῶν τὴν δόξαν τὴν ἰδίαν ζητεῖ•
The person who speaks on his own authority 39 desires 40 to receive honor 41 for himself;
but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.
but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
ὁ δὲ ζητῶν τὴν δόξαν τοῦ πέμψαντος αὐτὸν οὗτος ἀληθής ἐστιν καὶ ἀδικία ἐν αὐτῷ οὐκ ἔστιν.
the one who desires 42 the honor 43 of the one who sent him is a man of integrity, 44 and there is no unrighteousness in him.