The Lord's Model Prayer
What does Jesus mean when he teaches us to pray, “your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”?
Investigate God’s Will
Understanding the Original Word
what one wishes to bring about by one’s own action, since one has undertaken to do what one has willed οὐ ζητῶ τὸ θ. τὸ ἐμόν I do not aspire (to do) my own will J 5:30a; 6:38. τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ the secret purpose of God’s will, i.e. the carrying out of God’s plan of salvation Eph 1:9. οὐκ ἦν θ., ἵνα ἔλθῃ he was not willing to come 1 Cor 16:12 (but this passage could also belong under the abs. use of 1a).
ⓒ what one wishes to bring about by the activity of others, to whom one assigns a task.