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March 24

Thy Will Be Done

“But as thou wilt…” —Matthew 26:39

Read Matthew 26:36-46

The Lord Jesus asked His Father if the cup He was called on to drink could not be removed from Him. But immediately after this request He said, “Thy will be done.” This submission is not foreign to us. We often ask something of the Lord in prayer and then conclude our prayer with “Thy will be done.” The Lord knows what is best for us. This meaning, however, is not the only one for this prayer.

We often read this prayer by placing emphasis upon the pronoun “Thy”: Thy will be done. But we can also lay the accent on the word “will”: Thy will be done. We know what the will of God is; it has been revealed to us in His Word. His will is that we live to His glory and honour. But how can we do this? The Lord has given us many guides in His Word, and in the Ten Commandments in particular.

Is it possible to obey God’s will?

This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Educational Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact:


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