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Devotional Calendar: Knowing God, J.I. Packer

The following is an excerpt from an article on Sovereignty at

Isaiah 45:7–9

“I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the LORD, who does all these things. “Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may bear fruit; let the earth cause them both to sprout; I the LORD have created it. Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ or ‘Your work has no handles’? Read More

The Lord’s creative will and wise purposes stand behind everything. Therefore, his people should not be discouraged when the appearances of history seem contrary to his promises. Far from a problem to cope with, God’s sovereignty over all things is the only hope for the flowering of salvation and righteousness in this world. Isaiah warns against challenging God’s right to do his will in his own way. Putting God under suspicious scrutiny is a serious offense. Created beings may not demand explanations from him (cf. Rom. 9:19–21).

I love that it says this “… God’s sovereignty over all things is the only hope for the flowering of salvation and righteousness in this world.”

Some question my belief in the sovereignty of God, saying that He is not in control, but, in my mind, the free will of man has its place, right inside the complete sovereignty of a God who sees all and knows all from His eternal perspective, and who makes ALL things work together for GOOD, to those who love God and are the called, according to HIS purposes.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 KJV

This perspective lays no blame at God’s “feet”, as some believe, for all that takes place in this world, but demonstrates his perfect love for every one of his children, whether obedient or disobedient, and it is no threat to His sovereignty. That is my personal view and my own experience in my walk with God.

Please feel free to comment!

Ann ❤ April 20, 2022

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