'Will of God' in the Bible
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;