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Oct
11

God’s Sovereignty…Again

I feel the need to reiterate this lesson, because it keeps appearing in scripture.  God obviously wants us to learn this topic well, since He has divinely planted it in various places throughout the Bible.  The subject of God’s sovereignty is not a popular one in a humanistic culture, but Solomon dwells on it as a lesson he had learned

“I have seen something else under the sun:

The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.

Moreover, no man knows when his hour will come:

As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them.”  — Ecclesiastes 9:11-12

Though we often don’t like to admit it, God is supreme over all, and He may have good times or hard times in store for us.  Unlike the mantra of the prosperity evangelists, God does not necessarily want us to be rich, or even happy, in this life.  What He does want, and what He gets, is for His will to be done.  Time and chance, good and evil – these things await us.  Our duty is to humbly seek God in whatever circumstance that we find ourselves in.  I know, I know – that is much easier to say than it is to carry out.

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