Understanding the Wills of God


Many often feel unsure of what God’s will is for them. This confusion may be all the more acute if we don’t even know what we mean by “will.” In order to get the blessing of God that the biblical authors intend through their writing (Ephesians 1:2), we need to understand what those writers meant by their words, not merely what we understand at first glance. This work of thinking deeply and attentively to the words of Scripture may seem exhausting, and sometimes it can be — but it is also more rewarding and life-giving than any cursory reading of the Bible will give.

Look at the Book is John Piper’s latest effort to help teach people to read the Bible for themselves. It’s an ongoing series of 8–12 minute videos in which the camera is on the text, not the teacher.

As part of this initiative, Desiring God is putting on regional events focused on certain passages of Scripture. This is Part 3 in a series on Ephesians called “Seeing and Savoring the Splendor of God’s Sovereign Grace.”