Thursday, March 01, 2018

3-1. Sovereign Providence

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will” (Eph. 1:11).

Not only is God our Father not dead, but He is in eternal control of both life and death. He who is our very life is “the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom” (2 Tim. 4:1). The sovereignty of our God is not only universal, but also personal. What a source of heart rest!

“We find in Romans 8:28 a great marvel: All things work together for good to the believing lovers of God. This involves that billion billion control of God’s providence—of the most infinitesimal things—to bring them about for ‘good’ to God’s saints.

“When we reflect on the innumerable ‘things’ about us—forces seen and unseen of the mineral, vegetable, and animal worlds; on man at enmity with God; on Satan, and his principalities and powers, in deadly array; on the uncertainty and even treachery of those near and dear to us, and even of professing Christians, and of our own selves—which we cannot trust for a moment; upon our unredeemed bodies; upon our general complete helplessness in ourselves—then, to have God say, ‘All things are working together for your good,’—reveals to us a Divine providence that is absolutely limitless.” -W.R.N.

“There Is No Limit To God’s Favor Toward Those In Christ.” -W.R.N.

“All things are Thy servants” (Ps. 119:91, ASV).