Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This morning in my quiet time I came across these magnificent verses in the Psalms:

Psalm 50:10-12, 21 "For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills. "I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine. "If I were hungry I would not tell you, For the world is Mine, and all it contains. . . . You thought that I was just like you.

The notion of God controlling absolutely everything fills the Scriptures! Specifically, here God speaks and says that every beast of the forest is His. The cattle--every single one of them--on a thousand hills also belongs to God. God finally notes that the world is His and all it contains. This all-inclusive statement brings everything together under the sovereign reign and dominion of Yahweh! To state it negatively, there is nothing that is not under the sovereign reign of God. His sovereign and determined will is unchanging and cannot be thwarted. And lest believers think that God is "one of us" or "just like us", this verse quenches that thought immediately. God certainly is lofty, sovereign, perfect, immovable, powerful, and majestic. His transcendence is incomprehensible to us frail and finite beings. Yet the magnificent truth of this psalm is that though God is transcendent and glorious, He condescends and stoops to be actively involved in every aspect of life. What a tremendously good, loving, and holy God we serve!
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