Divine Sovereignty?

By divine sovereignty we mean God reigns supreme in creation, providence and salvation. This is the clear declaration of Scripture.

“Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did He in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.” (Psalm 135:6)

“But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased.” (Psalm 115:3)

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

“I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” (Romans 9:16)

How utterly foolish for man to contend with God for exercising His right to do what He wills with His property?

Did He not make all things by His power and for His pleasure and glory?

Is He not free, therefore, to dispose of all things according to the good pleasure of His will?

“Is it not lawful for Me to do what I will with Mine own?” (Matthew 20:15)

What arrogance and audacity to deny God the very freedom men hold precious, the privilege to do as He pleases with His own! Let every rebel be warned: to take issue with the LORD over His absolute authority and sovereignty is to put yourself on a collision course with God Almighty. Those who choose to fight against this most basic of Bible truths do so to their everlasting destruction.

“Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?” (Isaiah 45:9)

What a glorious doctrine this is to the people of God. We are delighted to know that our heavenly Father has ordained our salvation, our lives, and all things that happen in this world. But, while we rejoice in divine sovereignty, there is no truth against which the enemies of God have sneered at and hated as much as this one, but that changes nothing. It is still written, “He doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth.” (Daniel 4:35).

He “worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.” (Ephesians 1:11)

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