Blog Posts on The Sovereignty of God
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
Why God Doesn't Fully Explain Pain
One of the reasons God rarely gives micro reasons for his painful providences, but regularly gives magnificent macro reasons, is that there are too many micro reasons for us to manage, namely, millions and millions and millions and millions and…Continue Reading
The Advantages of Providence
Here is a sampling of God’s complete providence in governing the world.
- “I have commanded the ravens to feed you there” (1Kings 17:4)
- “The Lord God appointed a plant and made it come up over Jonah” (Jonah 4:6).
- “God appointed…
Jesus Gives You to the Father
What happened on Wednesday of Jesus’ final week before the cross? According to Matthew 26:2, "after two days the Passover is coming.” That probably means it’s Wednesday. We can’t be sure because fragments of days count as days, and because…Continue Reading
God's Sovereignty, Paul's Conversion
Ponder the conversion of Paul, the sovereignty of Christ, and what Paul's sins have to do with your salvation.
Paul said that God “set me apart before I was born,” and then on the Damascus road “called me by his…Continue Reading
Nothing Stands Against Christ
What about those hungry fellows who promised not to eat till they ambushed Paul?
We read about them in Acts 23:12, “When it was day, the Jews made a plot and bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor…Continue Reading