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The Sovereignty of God # 1

Book public domainExcerpt from “The Attributes of God” By Arthur W. Pink

The sovereignty of God may be defined as the exercise of His supremacy—see preceding chapter. Being infinitely elevated above the highest creature, He is the Most High, Lord of heaven and earth. Subject to none, influenced by none, absolutely independent; God does as He pleases, only as He pleases, always as He pleases. None can thwart Him, none can hinder Him. So His own Word expressly declares: “My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure” (Isa 46:10); “All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back His hand or say to Him – What have you done?” (Dan 4:35). Divine sovereignty means that God is God in fact, as well as in name, that He is on the Throne of the universe, directing all things, working all things “after the counsel of His own will” (Eph 1:11).

Isaiah 28:9-10 “Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.

So many people say they believe in the sovereignty of God but they have really no idea on what it means. In the book “Sovereignty of God,” Pink defines the meaning of God’s sovereignty and then goes on to His sovereignty in creation, administration, in our salvation, then God’s sovereignty in reprobation, in operation, in the human will, man’s responsibility, and how God is sovereign in prayer. Then Pink discusses the difficulties and objection on the title of God being sovereign.

If you have not read these books or the Attributes of God by Pink and The Sovereignty of God, I advise you to go to Grace Gems and copy the books off onto your computer make a wide right margin and print it off. The wide margin will give you space for your notes as you read, which are worth so much as you digest what you have read and learned.
Pink is wise in how he breaks it down, so that we can understand it more clearly.

Lynn

With permission from Grace Gems – http://www.gracegems.org:80/

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