Thy Will Be Done EGP Blog post from December 28, 2012

There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “Thy will be done.”

—C.S. Lewis

Zechariah 7:11 (NASB)

“But they refused to pay attention and turned° a stubborn shoulder and stopped° their ears from hearing.

Zechariah 7:11a Lit gave
Zechariah 7:11b Lit made heavy

Ephesians 4:17–24 (NLT)

[17] With the Lord’s authority let me say this: Live no longer as the ungodly° do, for they are hopelessly confused. [18] Their closed minds are full of darkness; they are far away from the life of God because they have shut their minds and hardened their hearts against him. [19] They don’t care anymore about right and wrong, and they have given themselves over to immoral ways. Their lives are filled with all kinds of impurity and greed. [20] But that isn’t what you were taught when you learned about Christ. [21] Since you have heard all about him and have learned the truth that is in Jesus, [22] throw off your old evil nature and your former way of life, which is rotten through and through, full of lust and deception. [23] Instead, there must be a spiritual renewal of your thoughts and attitudes. [24] You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God’s likeness-righteous, holy, and true.

Ephesians 4:17 Greek Gentiles.