The Purpose of the Human Will

“I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. (Joh 5:30 NKJ)”

The human being is created with a will, the ability to desire and choose things.  The purpose of that will is to be conformed to God’s will.  Jesus shows us here the true way, the true use of our will, to do that which the Father wills.  When our wills diverge from God’s, the result is misery and destruction, but when our wills align with God’s, then beauty, joy and freedom is the result.

I write this listening to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, which reminds me of this very truth.  The discordancies of the piece create tension, but the tension is all resolved when the multiple lines of harmony all come together at the end.  The joy of the piece is found in the resolution of tension, the unity out of discordance.

That is the gospel.

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