'Will of God' in the Bible
And he took up his [figurative] discourse and said: Balaam son of Beor, the man whose eye is opened [at last, to see clearly the purposes and will of God],
When Saul inquired of the Lord, He refused to answer him, either by dreams or by Urim [a symbol worn by the priest when seeking the will of God for Israel] or by the prophets.
The governor told them that they should refrain from eating any of the most holy food until a priest with Urim and Thummim should arise [to determine the will of God in the matter].
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the undefiled (the upright, truly sincere, and blameless) in the way [of the revealed will of God], who walk (order their conduct and conversation) in the law of the Lord (the whole of God's revealed will).
The lips of the righteous shall know the will of God, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perversion.
Thus says the Lord: Keep justice, do and use righteousness (conformity to the will of God which brings salvation), for My salvation is soon to come and My righteousness (My rightness and justice) to be revealed.
For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
And he will [himself] go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient and incredulous and unpersuadable to the wisdom of the upright [which is the knowledge and holy love of the will of God] -- "in order to make ready for the Lord a people [perfectly] prepared [in spirit, adjusted and disposed and placed in the right moral state].
who were born, not merely in a genetic sense, nor from lust, nor from man's desire, but from the will of God.
but he that doth right, cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, because they are agreeable to the will of God.
And Peter answered them, Repent (change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it) and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of and release from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:
he said goodbye to them, telling them, "I will come back to you, if it is the will of God." Then, sailing from Ephesus,
Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
and knowest the will of God, and bringest to the test the things that are different, being instructed out of the law;
and he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Let every one obey the supreme Authorities. For no Authority exists except by the will of God, and the existing Authorities have been appointed by God.
That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
From Paul, who has been called to be an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, And from Sosthenes, our Brother.
Any man who offers prayer or explains the will of God with anything on his head disgraces his head,
and any woman who offers prayer or explains the will of God bareheaded disgraces her head, for it is just as though she had her head shaved.
but when that which is complete comes [i.e., the full revelation of God's will, contained in the New Testament Scriptures], then the partial will be abolished [i.e., the supernatural gifts, which provided only part of the revealed will of God, will cease to be exercised].
As for our brother Apollos, I urged him to accompany the other brothers on a visit to you; he will come as soon as he has time, but for the present it is not the will of God that he should visit you.
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:
I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything through us.
For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.
For see what this very sorrow, suffered in accordance with the will of God, has done for you! How earnest it has made you, how concerned to clear yourselves, how indignant, how alarmed, how much it made you long to see me, how loyal to me, how determined to punish the offender! At every point you have cleared yourselves in the matter.
And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
and put on the new man, which, according to the will of God, is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,
And therefore we, from the very day that we heard this, have never ceased praying for you, or asking that you may possess that deeper knowledge of the will of God, which comes through all true spiritual wisdom and insight.
to whom it was the will of God to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory;
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
the whole will of God. for I can witness for him, that he is ardently concern'd for you, and the christians of Laodicea,
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God our Saviour and Christ Jesus our hope:
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
Shun youthful lusts and flee from them, and aim at and pursue righteousness (all that is virtuous and good, right living, conformity to the will of God in thought, word, and deed); [and aim at and pursue] faith, love, [and] peace (harmony and concord with others) in fellowship with all [Christians], who call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.
and they may yet come to a sober mind, and escape from the snares of the Devil, when captured by the Lord's Servant to do the will of God.
And it is in the fulfillment of the will of God that we have been purified by the sacrifice, once and for all, of the body of Jesus Christ.
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
and to governors as deputed by him for the punishment of wrongdoers and the encouragement of honest people ??15 for it is the will of God that by your honest lives you should silence the ignorant charges of foolish persons.
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.
Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
Tend the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not of constraint, but willingly, according to the will of God; nor yet for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.