Written by Pastor David Brown
The Sovereignty of God
I begin by defining "sovereign." It means above or superior to all others; chief; greatest; supreme. It means supreme in power, rank or authority.
The Sovereignty of God Revealed
Throughout the pages of Scripture we encounter passages that plainly indicate that the triune God is sovereign. Let's take a few moments to look at some of these --
Genesis 14:18-22; 2 Chronicles 20:5-6; Daniel 4:17, 34-35; Psalm 47:2; Psalm 93; Psalm 135:5-6; Proverbs 21:1; Romans 11:33-36; Ephesians 1:11; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 Timothy 6:14-16; Revelation 1:8; Revelation 19:6
It will come as no surprise to most of you that most people today do not want a sovereign God. They want to make God in their own image. They want "god light," a "god" who is there to do their will. When you confront people with the sovereignty of God today, there are many who wince at the thought, while others out-right reject it. In our humanistic society, people, even within the realm of professing Christianity, want a God they can manipulate and control. People are constantly trying to drag the sovereign God off His high and Holy throne and humanize Him. That is HERESY of the highest degree (heresy - any opinion opposed to sound biblical teaching). It does not matter whether we like it or not. Neither does it matter whether we assent to his sovereignty. The fact still remains, God is sovereign. Wise men and women will bow before the sovereign, triune God and submit to Him and worship Him. Revelation 4:8-11 should encourage us to do just that -- And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. 9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, 10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.