” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”
–Romans 11: 36
Last week we looked at knowing God from Romans 11: 36. We got to know Him by for He is the source. Now we will get to another aspect of who God is. We will study His sovereignty.
“…and through him.”–Romans 11: 36
The word sovereignity might be a big word for some, but it only means that He is in control. Being in control should be an attribute of God. And in that being in control we can see different elements for which we can truly know God is indeed in control. Lets look at these 3 things:
And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
Acts 26: 15-18
Being in control God has a purpose for being a source. He created everything not just for the sake to create but it has a purpose: to show man that there is a God and they need to glorify Him. You might ask why I choose the text on Acts about Paul’s encounter with God in the Damascus road. It is not just because of the word “purpose” appeared on the verses but we can see how Paul, being a persecutor of the early church, has a purpose according to God. He will be use to proclaimed the good news to the Gentile world. At first glance we cant see this splendid purpose of God but it turns out that it indeed has backings from God. He is in control. If you turn to Romans 8:28 we can see that “all things work together for good” for the believer. If you continue the verse, it says “who are called according to his purpose.” Indeed God being in control has a purpose which gives depth and value on being a man, most especially being a Christian.
(To be continued next week…)