October 22, 2017

October 22, 2017

Job 42:1-6
God’s Sovereignty

If we are a believer, than we should know that God is all-powerful, and in control. In other words, God is Sovereign. This character quality of God and His sovereignty can be seen throughout Scripture. It begins in Genesis 1:1 and flows through the entire Bible and concludes in Revelation The question becomes, that if this theology is so prevalent in Scripture and we know it’s truth, then why does God’s sovereignty not change how we live our lives? How often do we complain about our situation in life? This could be about the big things in life like not having a job, having too much work, having a conflict in a relationship, having a painful/unpleasant health issue that needs a doctor’s care. Or it could be the simple things in life such as someone cut you off in traffic, the lines at the store are too long, that your computer is runnng too slow, or someone at work who is a little annoying and you just wished he/she would leave you alone. I find that often we think that we know that God is sovereign, but when it comes to life, we try to live as if we are the sovereign ones. But we are decidedly not, therefore, let us repent and confess our sins before God.

It is the sovereign God who has promised to redeem His people from their sins. And His promises were fulfilled in Jesus Christ, who took on flesh and blood so that He could be the perfect sacrifice for our sins. In God’s power, He raised Jesus from the dead, showing His victory over sin and death, and giving life to His adopted brothers. Let us then, rejoice in the sovereign plan of God, which goes deeper than we could ever possibly understand, and yet provides us with the redemption that we so desperately need.

 – Confession from Sunday, October 22