Blog Posts on The Sovereignty of God
Is God Sovereign Over Human Disability?
Yes he is. He tells us so in Scripture:
Then the Lord said to (Moses), "Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?" (Exodus 4:11)
C. S. Lewis on What God Foreknows
Reflecting on why God put Abraham’s faith to the test by commanding him to offer his son, Lewis says,
“If God then is omniscient, he must have known what Abraham would do, without any experiment. Why then this needless torture?”…
Joseph: (Un)Planned Detours
“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).
As Jesus’ earthly father, Joseph, discovered in Matthew 1-2, that’s just another way of saying that when your plans are detoured and redirected, you find…Continue Reading
Don't Look a Gift Universe in the Mouth
A cosmos, one day being rebuked by a pessimist replied, "How can you who revile me consent to speak by my machinery? Permit me to reduce you to nothingness and then we will discuss the matter." Moral. You should not… Continue Reading
One of the Most Important Principles in Reading the Bible
Sometimes readers of the Bible see the conditions that God lays down for his blessing and they conclude from these conditions that our action is first and decisive, then God responds to bless us.
That is not right.
There are…Continue Reading
Real Choice, Divine Sway, and the Way Paul Lived
One of the most influential passages in the Bible that God used to open my mind to his sovereignty over my will is Philippians 2:12-13.
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works…
How Not to Read a Parable
In the parable of the tenants, the owner of the vineyard finally sends his son to collect the fruit that the tenants refused to give to his servants. The tenants had beaten and killed the servants. But the owner says,…Continue Reading
All God's "Musts" Require Trust
Can Jesus Weep Over What He Wills
We do not naturally see how Jesus or his Father can weep over something they have willed to come to pass. This is an example of how our natural intuitions need to be adjusted by Scripture.
We naturally conclude, when…Continue Reading