Divine Sovereignty

The sovereignty of God may be defined as the exercise of His supremacy. Being infinitely elevated above the highest creature, He is the Most High, Lord of heaven and earth. Subject to none, influenced by none, absolutely independent; God does as He pleases, only as He pleases, always as He pleases. None can thwart Him, none can hinder Him.

So His own Word expressly declares:

“My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.”
(Isaiah 46:10)

“He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand.”
(Daniel 4:35)

Divine sovereignty means that God is God in fact, as well as in name, that He is on the Throne of the universe, directing all things, working all things “After the counsel of His own will” (Ephesians 1:11).

By A.W. Pink

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