(Article for publication week of July 14, 2010 AD)
"Our God is in the heavens, He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased" (Psalm 115:3).
I begin this week by asking you, who do you believe is running the world? Some think that man is running the world. There are of course rich and powerful men in businees, finance and state who appear to have great power. Others don't believe anyone is running the world- they suppose that some blind "fate" controls the world. But our text tells us Who is actually running the world- God!
The God of the Bible does not consult with His creatures as to how He will run the world and the whole universe- He does as He pleases in all things. When God created the world, it was by His Own sovereign decree. Before creation there was none but God, so He did not have to consult with anyone as to whether or how He would create a universe. God rules the creation by His Own Sovereign power, and as one dear Brother often preaches, "There is not a misplaced atom in the universe." Every atomic particle in the universe is exactly where God ordained it to be and is kept in its place by the Sovereign hand of God.
So you see, when we speak of the sovereignty of God, we simply mean that God is in absolute control of everything and that he does as he pleases with His Own. And that includes you my dear reader- God owns you and He will do with you as seems good to Him. Your temporal existence is in the hands of Jehovah, the absolute sovereign of the universe. When he is so pleased, He will cut you down and take you out into eternity. God is not obligated to you to let you live a specified time on earth. Your days are numbered and are foreordained of the Lord. And your eternal destiny is in the hands of the Lord God, Who has power to save and power to damn.
The God of the Bible is much bigger than the God many of you believe in. I love this great God, because he is absolutely sovereign over all things and is working out all things for His glory and the good of His people. I love this omnipotent and absolutely Sovereign Lord, and I wish all of you loved Him. May the Lord help you to see how glorious God actually is and that he is the Sovereign of heaven and earth.