MembersWhat Does God Want From Us?

The answer is readily available in the Bible, but are we able to do what’s required?

By David Lazarus |
What does God want from us? Abraham and Isaac reveal much.
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What does it mean to do God’s will? How can we know if we are doing the right thing? 

Many people I know struggle to understand what God wants from them. They get confused about which path to take, job to accept or city in which to live.

But a more fundamental question should be about knowing how to choose the right over the wrong (notice I didn’t say “the left!”). Modern times, however, seem to have even complicated this choice, and some of our most basic assumptions of right, wrong and how to know the difference. 

The solution, I believe, is a lot easier than we think – and far more difficult than we imagined.


We’ll See

Vayerai is the title of the Torah portion in Hebrew that helps us see more clearly what God wants from us. It means “He will see.”

It’s the story of God testing Abraham, and it begins like this: “Sometime later, God tested Abraham. He said...

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