Monday, January 13, 2014



Justin Taylor asks "How Sovereign is God?" and answers by quoting Spurgeon:
I believe that every particle of dust that dances in the sunbeam does not move an atom more or less than God wishes—

that every particle of spray that dashes against the steamboat has its orbit, as well as the sun in the heavens—

that the chaff from the hand of the winnower is steered as the stars in their courses.

The creeping of an aphid over the rosebud is as much fixed as the march of the devastating pestilence—

the fall of sere leaves from a poplar is as fully ordained as the tumbling of an avalanche.
He then backs this up by quoting scripture after scripture after scripture. Just one example:
A man’s steps are from the LORD;
how then can man understand his way?
(Proverbs 20:24)
I wonder if we really, really understand that God is just THIS sovereign? For example, we tend to think of objects in motion as following the laws of physics - not as having God in charge of their motion. I wonder if we stop and wonder where the laws of physics came from? Who ordained them? I like to think of this as "meta-Sovereign>" No matter how much explanation we can offer for something, God id sovereign over that explanation. No matter how predicatable some thing may be, God created and manages the system that creates that order.

And I purposefully use the word "manage." God keeps track of it. He did not create the laws of physics and then step back. They require vigilance and maintenance. That means He must be intimately familiar with the working of the entire, enormous, and microscopic, machine.

Such sovereignty is incomprehensible, and yet comforting.


<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Site Feed


eXTReMe Tracker

Blogarama - The Blog Directory