The promise itself is a testimony to God’s sovereignty. A God less than sovereign could not bestow moral freedom upon His creatures. ”, “To say that Christ is unable to win to Himself those who are unwilling, is to deny that all power in heaven and earth is His. To say that God is sovereign is to declare that He is "The Governor among the nations" (Ps. 1:11). It is present everywhere. (3.) 2. Dec 24, 2020 - Explore Teah Slaughter's board "God is sovereign" on Pinterest. Or, why were not the others suffered to be killed like these? They will agree that God is sovereign over all, but then they will say, "Well, I wish he would sovereignly take away my lust issue." In fact, it is God who “sets up kings and deposes them” (Daniel 2:21) because “the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes” (Daniel 4:17). To throw the blame, as many do, upon the Devil, does not remove the difficulty, for if Satan is defeating the purpose of God, then, Satan is Almighty and God is no longer the Supreme Being.”, “How different is the God of the Bible from the God of modern Christendom! We trust His sovereignty, and we surrender to it. There are no accidents with God. He is totally sovereign. Many are ready to concede that God is sovereign over the … Only idols can be manipulated. 8:28). Now will God’s purpose be thwarted by the wickedness of men since the Fall, as is clear from the words of the psalmist, “Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee: the remainder of wrath shalt Thou restrain” (Ps. By John C. Lennox. Because the results of God’s sovereignty are delayed, waiting remains an act of faith. God is in control over every swell of the waves. It is bearable. Only God can make the depraved heart desire God.”, “Let us learn hence, (1.) Colossians 1:16–17 God sees them in advance. “God is sovereign, that is He is the boss. The Sovereignty of God, Freedom, Faith and Human Responsibility (Zondervan, 2018) by John C. Lennox (@ProfJohnLennox). Samuel Storms has so aptly written, Grace ceases to be grace if God is compelled to bestow it in the presence of human merit ... Grace ceases to be grace if God is compelled to withdraw it in the presence of human demerit ... [Grace] is treating a person without the slightest reference to desert whatsoever, but solely according to the infinite goodness and sovereign purpose of God.4”, “17Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, 18yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Think about the implications of … The other coin was a zuz, which comes from the earth's circular movement and had nothing to do with the value of gold or silver. It is only the beginning. Believe in miracles, but don't put your faith in miracles. The Sovereignty of God Download/Print. God is sovereign, Dear One. But when we don't, we have to decide if we want His will or our own. God is infinite in wisdom. He would be afraid to do so.”, “If God is sovereign, then it is impossible for civil government to be neutral on issues of law. But what will this new god be?”, “When I forget my sovereign, may my God forget me.”, “The second request of the very pure soul is to see the coming of the Father's kingdom (cf. Joseph de Maistre qualified theRevolution as satanic. Because God is sovereign, he remains in control even in the face of evil, suffering and injustice. What this means first of all is that each day Christ should reign among holy men. The malevolent effects of Darwinianism are more far reaching than most are aware. The answer to our fear, stress, pain, and trials is not to merely stand tall and wait for the storm to pass, but to remember that God … An era blindly embarks down this tunnel on an attempt to discover a newillumination, a new happiness, and the face of the real God. God’s sovereignty is the attribute by which He rules His entire creation, and to be sovereign God must be all-knowing, all-powerful, and absolutely free. There is no part of life where the greatness of God does not penetrate deeply. Often there will be a struggle, for the carnal mind remains in the believer to the end of his earthly pilgrimage. God is sovereign over even the most insignificant events. God is sovereign over every life, but those who yield their will to him will be shaped according to his purposes. To say that Christ cannot put forth His power without destroying man’s responsibility is a begging of the question here raised, for He has put forth His power and made willing those who have come to Him, and if He did this without destroying their responsibility, why “cannot” He do so with others? Many of those among our religious leaders who are still regarded as orthodox would, we fear, be found to be very heterodox if they were weighed in the balances of the sanctuary.”, “So it is today: at the present rates of increase, it will not be long before it is manifested that the Lord has more in despised China who are really His, than He has in the highly favored U.S.A.; more among the uncivilized blacks of Africa, than He has in cultured Germany! We don't make Him Lord. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. God would have to transform my heart to do what a heart cannot make itself do, namely, want what it ought to want. He brings not only healing but growth out of even the worst experiences. But God’s work in the lives of two men — two enemies, to be more exact — is testament to His sovereignty and the fact that no matter how bad matters might seem, He is in control. I like the story of the cowboy who applied for health insurance. If God is not sovereign, we have no assurance that He is able to answer our prayers. I want to help you feel that.”, “We, with all of our sin, weakness, and failures are welcome to do what should blow our minds. It had its own inherent value to it. Get your daily portion of inspiration by looking through these fascinating, inspirational quotes about God, love and friendship.