Posts Tagged ‘Sovereignty of God’

John Newton

John Newton

...if all things are in His hand, if the very hairs of our head are numbered; if every event, great and small, is under the direction of His providence and purpose; and if He has a wise, holy and gracious end in view, to which everything that happens is subordinate and subservient; – then we have nothing to do, but with patience and humility to follow as He leads, and cheerfully to expect a happy issue…. How happy are they who can resign all to Him, see His hand in every dispensation, and believe that He chooses better for them than they possibly could for themselves.”

– John Newton (taken from Jerry Bridges book Respectable Sins)

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respectabl-sins

God’s providence may be simply defined as God’s orchestrating all circumstances and events in His universe for His glory and the good of His people.”

-Jerry Bridges (Respectable Sins pg. 64)

We, the children of the living God, are so blessed that He alone is Omnipotent and Omniscient. He sovereignly governs all things for His glory and our good! May we not murmur as we go through the fire that sanctifies us in His desire to be a people set apart for His glory.



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“Whatever poison Satan produces, God turns it into medicine for his elect”

– John Calvin

Oh, how blessed we are that God is sovereign over Satan’s schemes; that nothing can come against us that isn’t under God’s control.

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” -Romans 8:31

225px-adoniram_judson1“If I had not felt certain that every additional trial was ordered by infinite love and mercy, I could not have survived my accumulated sufferings.”

Adoniram Judson (first American foreign missionary)

Judson served in what was formerly called Burma, bringing the Gospel to unreached peoples. His view of Calvinism and the sovereignty of God was what sustained him in the midst of stormy trials.

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