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God's Sovereignty

This will reference articles that touch on God’s sovereignty, including his foreknowledge or foreordination.

Formed at God's Command

Formed at God’s Command – Hebrews 11:3

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This universe, and all it contains, was formed at God's command. And that includes me. So it is only reasonable that I submit to him.

Who Hardened Pharoah’s Heart?

Who Hardened Pharoah’s Heart?

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During the series of plagues that hit Egypt, who hardened Pharoah's heart? Did God? Or Pharoah himself? The account gives the credit to both.

Making Plans for the Future

Making Plans for the Future – James 4:13-16

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There is nothing inherently with making plans for the future. But we should recognize God's sovereignty, and conform our plans to his.

Unless the Lord Builds the House

Unless the Lord Builds the House – Psalm 127:1

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It is the Lord who builds the house. He uses us in that process. But we should never lose sight of who the builder actually is.

The Sovereignty of God in Salvation

The Sovereignty of God in Salvation – Romans 9:18

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Scripture teaches us God's sovereignty in our salvation as well as our need to respond in faith. They may seem at odds, but they are not.

An Expression of God's Sovereignty

An Expression of God’s Sovereignty – Isaiah 40:21-24

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This passage from Isaiah is a wonderful expression of the sovereignty of God. He sits enthroned above the earth, and we are as grasshoppers.

God made all nations

God Made All the Nations – Acts 17:26

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In God's sovereign plan for creation, he made all of the nations that exist, or have existed, for his own purposes.

sovereignty and free will

Reconciling God’s Sovereignty and Human Free Will

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The sovereignty of God and human free will are often thought to be incompatible. But Scripture does teach that both of these are true.

This was from the Lord

This Was From the Lord – Judges 14:4

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Samson's action, even though in violation of the Mosaic Law, was described as being from the Lord. Nothing is outside his providential work.

leviathan and behemoth

Leviathan and Behemoth: What Are They?

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What are leviathan and behemoth? Regardless their reality, God uses them to pronounce his authority and control over all of creation.

God uses the ungodly

The Sovereign God Uses Even the Ungodly – Isaiah 10:12

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It is comforting to know that the sovereign God uses the ungodly for his purposes, even while holding them accountable for their actions.

understanding the times

Understanding the Times – 1 Chronicles 12:32

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How well do you understand the times we live in today? Are you seeing them from a human perspective? Or as God does, and acting accordingly?