The Third Petition
Matthew 6:10
Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

I. As it illustrates the great rule of MORAL obligation. The fitness of taking the will of God as the great rule of human conduct; this was brought out in the first sin.

II. Its application to the circumstances of our Christian life and CHARACTER.

1. AS the will of God embraces all beings, we as a unit-world in this moral system, must have our allotted part to sustain.

2. We are to say " Thy will," as opposed to the will of any other master.

3. The revealed will of God is to be the paramount, exclusive, all-determining law of human conduct. This conformity to the will of God will be exhibited(1) in an attitude of pious submission, under all that is hard to bear in His providential appointments;

(2) in relation to our spiritual experiences.

III. The PATTERN of all acceptable obedience.

1. In the way of probation our compliance with the will of God is limited to the present state.

2. How are we to do the will of God?

(1) In its integrity;

(2) with delighted complacency in our obedience;

(3) unwearedly. This shows us with what meek acquiescence we should pray. We have made mistakes enough by following our own will. Let there be no striving to get away from our providential lot.

(D. Moore, M. A.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

WEB: Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.

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