Sovereignty of God: The sovereignty of God is that which separates the God of the Bible from all other religions, truth claims, or philosophies. When we say God is sovereign, we declare that by virtue of his creatorship over all life and reality, his all-knowing, all-powerful, and benevolent rule, that he is in fact the Lord of all lords, King of kings, and in absolute control of time and eternity. Nothing will come into my life today that he did not either allow or decree for my ultimate good.
How Has God Revealed His Sovereignty…
1.Through His Titles
2. Through His Promises
Romans 8:28 - And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Philippians 2:9-11 - Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
3. Through Prophecy
Isaiah 44:6-8 - Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen. Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.”
4. Through Christ
Galatians 4:4-5 - But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
1. If God is good, really in control, knows all things, then why did he allow sin, suffering and evil to come into the world? Why didn’t he just stop it from ever happening?
2. What about divine sovereignty and the will of man?
I believe the Bible teaches that God is completely sovereign and that man is completely responsible for his actions.
Romans 11:33 - Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
Absolute surrender of all you are and all you have.
Absolutely refuse to worry.
Worship God for who He is, not merely for what he has done.
C.S. Lewis said “God whispers in our prosperity and he shouts in our pain.”