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Understanding the Text
- An Important Mission (24:1-11)
- A Prayer for Certainty (24:12-14)
- Answered Prayer (24:15-28)
- (A Summary of Genesis 24:29-49)
- A Willing Response (24:50-61)
- Purpose Fulfilled (24:62-67)
Two Basic Categories of the Will of God:
- The Hidden Will of God (Sovereign/ Decretive)
- The Revealed Will of God (Moral/ Preceptive)
How can I know the will of God for my life?
- Traditional View
- Wisdom View
“Preceptive, Present-Focused Paradox” View
- Obey the clearly revealed will of God.
- Learn the discipline of listening to God’s voice. (Scripture/Prayer/Wise Counsel/Circumstances)
- Use your freedom to make wise and responsible choices.
- Trust God’s purposes and embrace mystery.
- Accept the fact that sometimes our lives will not make sense until later.
Applying the Text
Do you trust God to fulfill His purposes in your life even when life doesn’t make sense?