Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Key Bible Verse: “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11, ESV)
Dig Deeper: 1 Chronicles 29:10-20
Providence is the hand of God in the glove of history. Providence is one of the most important things you need to know in your Christian experience. The first most important thing, of course, is the gospel. You need to know how to come to faith in Jesus Christ for your eternal destiny through the forgiveness of your sins. That’s the most important thing to know.
But following the truth of salvation—the second most important thing you must know in your Christian life is this concept of providence. 1 Timothy 6:15 reminds us that God is the ruler over all and brings everything about in his perfect timing. We read, “…which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords” (NASB).
God’s sovereignty means that he is the absolute ruler, controller, and sustainer of his creation. He is the One who has the final say-so. Nothing, absolutely nothing, sits outside of God’s sovereignty. There are no events over which he does not rule. There are no situations that happen which he does not either create or allow. God created this world and all that is within it — and he rules over all.
– Tony Evans in Detours
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