God Is Sovereign Over All Things

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I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’

Isaiah 46:10 NIV

God is holy, righteous and just. He is the all-sovereign, all-wise, all-knowing whose love knows no bounds. God is so much bigger than what our finite minds can understand. He is majestic and holy, infinite in power, wisdom, knowledge, and holiness evidenced by His mighty works. The Bible says of God, “Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee” (1 Kings 8:27 c.f. 2 Chro. 2:6; 6:18). To be infinite is to be without limits. Where there’s a limit there’s finiteness. Being truly infinite, God knows no restrictions of space, ability, or power. He is everywhere!

God has always been in the world reconciling it to Himself. He has never been absent from it or what is taking place in history. Throughout the Bible we read of the redemptive activity of God in the world.

…that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 

1 Corinthians 5:19-20 NIV

Understanding God’s sovereignty over all things helps us to understand the totality of God. Totality means the wholeness, completeness or fullness of something.

….to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:19 NIV

God is omniscient. He knows everything. Our past, present and future. He knows what is going to take place in every nation and the final outcome.

Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come, I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’

Isaiah 46:9-10 NIV

He’s omnipresent. He is present in all places at all times, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good“ (Prov. 15:3).

He is omnipotent. He has all power and authority. Unlimited in  authority or influence for “nothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).

We can be still knowing that God is the all-knowing, all-wise, and all-powerful One who can do all things according to His will and good pleasure. To be still is to “be silent.” When we are still we desist from warring within ourselves, and cease striving to make something happen knowing that God is sovereign over all the earth. In a sense God tells us to “snap out of it.” “STOP IT!” “I GOT THIS!”

Knowing God is sovereign over all brings joy, delight, contentment more than anything else. We can boast in that we understand and know him (Jer. 9:23-24).

Understanding this has the power to change everything. No matter what is happening in our lives or any nation. No one is greater , no throne is higher. He is above all. He has overcome the world.

Shalom,

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