Monday, March 4, 2013

The Sovereignty of God

He is the possessor of heaven and earth.1 He is the God of all things. He is not partial and can´t be bribed.2 He kills and brings to life; The Lord makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and he exalts.3 He rules over all nations. None is able to withstand Him.4 He preserves all that exists; and all of heaven worships Him.5 In His hand is the life of every living thing.6 He makes nations great, and he destroys them.7 What He desires, He does and no one can change Him.8 He reigns and rules the nations.9 His counsel stands forever, and the plans of His heart to all generations.10 He is the great King, he subdues people, He chose our heritage and reigns over the nations.11 The world and it´s fullness belongs to Him.12 His kingdom rules over all.13 He does all that He pleases.14 Whatever He pleases, He does.15 He made everything for its purpose.16 Every decision is from Him.17 He turns kings hearts where He will.18 No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against Him.19 No one can reverse His work.20 He forms light and create darkness, He makes well-being and create calamity.21 He declares all things and will accomplish all that He purposes.22 His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures forever.23 Salvation belongs to Him.24 He made everything, He needs nothing, He sustains everything, and determines where each man will dwell and how long he will live.25 He has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.26 He works all things according to the counsel of his will.27 By His will all things have existed and were created.28 The Lord God Almighty reigns.29

This one attribute of God, His Sovereignty, gives us so much motivation to kill sin in our lives. This is the Sovereign God that we were saved by, that we are preserved by, that we serve and sadly that we sin against daily. Understanding God's Sovereign power should make us understand that every time we sin against Him, we are declaring war against the Almighty, All-powerful Sovereign God. This understanding makes sin seem exceedingly sinful, and like the most insane thing that a person could do. Sin is illogical. When we understand what sin is and who we sin against, it should make the Christian fear God and mortify the sin in his life.

1Genesis 14:19 2Deuteronomy 10:14,1731 Samuel 2:6-742 Chronicles 20:65Nehemiah 9:6 6Job 12:10 7Job 12:238Job 23:139Psalm 22:2810Psalm 33:11 11Psalm 47:2-8 12Psalm 50:10-1213Psalm 103:19 14Psalm 115:3 15Psalm 135:6 16Proverbs 16:4 17Proverbs 16:3318Proverbs 21:1 19Proverbs 21:3020Isaiah 43:13 21Isaiah 45:7 22Isaiah 46:9-11 23Daniel 4:34 24Jonah 2:925Acts 17:24-26 26Romans 9:18 27Ephesians 1:1128Revelation 4:1129Revelation 19:6


Anonymous said...

Well said!

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