Looking at the relationship between intellect, will and emotions, this article shows that the Reformed view has formed a hierarchy of the three with the intellect at the top. Looking at the biblical evidence, the author shows that there is no ground for this hierarchy. The author maintains that Scripture addresses emotions, and based on this he urges Christians to care about the feelings of others.
How can you know the will of God? This article provides seven steps.
How does God give guidance? God's guidance can only be received through the Bible and prayer. What role do the advice of others, circumstances, and reason play? This article argues that they have a role as long as they lead us back to God's Word.
God has made his will known. How should Christians respond to the will of God? This article gives fives ways.
It is not always easy to discern the will of God for our lives in diverse situations. The author of this article, however, is convinced that universal moral absolutes do exist, that God has revealed them to us, and that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the use of good hermeneutics and exegesis we can discern them.
Knowing God's will and following his guidance should not be a superstitious exercise. It should be the result of the work of the Holy Spirit as he works renewal in the believer, through the Word, applying it to concrete life situations in the context of godly advice. In this way believers are able to have good discernment. This is what the article explains.
How am I to know the will of God concerning my life? God makes His will clear by his Spirit through His Word. This article discusses some pitfalls of using other methods to discover God's will.
When seeking God's guidance, one big pitfall to avoid is dividing life into big things (for which we want God's attention) and small things (for which we don't ask God's guidance). Believers should try seek out what is pleasing to God instead of focusing on trying to derive His specific will and plan for their life. This article calls for a life of obedience.
Th author of this article maintains that competition is not something we can avoid. This thinking is rooted in the creation mandate in the call for dominion over the world. Believers are instruments in God's hands through which His kingdom will be realized. Believers are certain of their victory in Christ as they compete against the works of the evil one - this is the competition they are engaged in.
How do you discern the will of God? This article gives two answers to this question, showing how God does not reveal himself and how He does reveal himself.