“The Mystery of God's Sovereignty”Categories: Shepherd's Corner
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Col 1:16-17
The sovereignty of God used to be a given in church and was a common subject of preaching. Is this the case in these times? We must take time to read and take in scriptures like the one above, Heb.1:3, Eph.1:11, and Psalm 115:3. God has unlimited power, does what He chooses, and has sovereign control over the affairs of man, nature, and history. His power is absolute and infinite. He’s the potter and we’re the clay. Being God and being almighty, He has the power and the right to do whatever He wishes and is under no obligation to us.
There are aspects of God’s sovereignty we can see and experience, but we’ll never truly understand it on this side of the grave. Digging in the Word, being led by the Spirit, allowing God to have His way in our trials - these will shed light on these aspects but our hope in putting all the pieces together will have to be placed in eternity. “For now, we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.” 1Cor.13:12
Let us continue to grow in understanding of His will and His ways. Amen!