The Necessity of a Cheerful Obedience to the Divine Will
Matthew 6:10
Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

I. HUMILITY, which corrects every arrogant thought,

(1)  reminds us of our demerits,

(2)  convinces us that the least blessings we receive are greater than the best of us deserve.


(1)  An easy satisfaction with our present share of the bounties of providence,

(2)  neither envying the more liberal allotments of other men, nor

(3)  repines at its own.


1. Cheerful submission to whatever pains and afflictions we are at any time called upon to suffer.

2. Any troubles and trials we may be called upon to endure.


(1)  authority,

(2)  full trust in the goodness, the

(3)  wisdom, and the

(4)  promises of God.These are virtues of so close an affinity and connection, that one of them can hardly subsist without the other. All of them are necessary to form and perfect that resignation to the will of God, for which we are taught here to pray.

(John Rogers, D. D.)

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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