“My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I
please” (Isa 46:10b).
Bible teacher R.C. Sproul, in his classic work Chosen by
God, magnifies God’s
sovereignty in governing His creation:
God is sovereign over His entire creation. If something
could come to pass apart from His sovereign permission, then that which would
come to pass would frustrate His sovereignty. If God refused to permit
something to happen and it happened anyway, then whatever happened would have
more power and authority than God Himself. If there is any part of creation
outside of God’s sovereignty, then God is simply not sovereign. If God is not
sovereign, then God is not God.
If there is one single molecule in this
universe running around loose, totally free of God’s sovereignty, then we have
no guarantee that a single promise of God will ever be fulfilled. Perhaps that
one maverick molecule will lay waste all the grand and glorious plan that God
has made and promised us. If a grain of sand in the kidney of Oliver Cromwell
changed the course of English history, so our maverick molecule could change
the course of all redemptive history. Maybe that one molecule will be the thing
that prevents Christ from returning. (26-27)
LORD is God. He is sovereign. No part of His creation
is outside His control. His purposes cannot be thwarted.
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