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This week in our study (Tuesday evenings at 7 PM), we looked at the decree of God. As part of his, we discussed the three ways the phrase “will of God” is used in the Bible.

They are:

  1. His sovereign decretive will – the will by which God brings to pass whatsoever He decrees. This is hidden to us until it happens.
  2. His preceptive will – God’s revealed law or commandments, which we have the power but not the right to break.
  3. His will of disposition – God’s attitude or disposition. It reveals what is pleasing to Him.

Understanding how the phrase is used in a specific passage of Scripture is important to fully comprehending the meaning of the text.

November 16, 2012

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