Feb 14, 2007

He does whatever He pleases

"Ah, my reader, the God of Scripture is no make-believe monarch, no mere imaginary sovereign; but King of kings, and Lord of lords! To countless thousands, even among those professing to be Christians, the God of the Scriptures is quite unknown.

The god of this twentieth century no more resembles the Supreme Sovereign of Holy Writ, than does the dim flickering of a candle, the glory of the
midday sun! The god who is now talked about in the average pulpit, spoken of in the ordinary Sunday School, mentioned in much of the religious literature of the day, and preached in most of the so-called Bible conferences, is the figment of human imagination, an invention of mushy sentimentality!

The heathen outside of the pale of Christendom form gods out of wood and stone; while the millions of heathen inside Christendom manufacture a god out of their own carnal mind! In reality, they are but atheists, for there is no other possible alternative between an absolutely supreme God, and no God at all. A god whose will is resisted, whose designs are frustrated, whose purpose is checkmated, possesses no title to Deity; and so far from being a fit object of worship, merits nothing but contempt!

"Our God is in heaven and does whatever He pleases." Psalm 115:3

"I know that You can do anything, and no plan of Yours can be thwarted." Job 42:2

"The Lord does whatever He pleases in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all the depths." Psalm 135:6

"Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns!" Revelation 19:6"

(Arthur Pink, "The Attributes of God")

1 comment:

Stan said...

"Our God is in heaven and does whatever He pleases."

I love that statement and others like it. The absoluteness of God's Sovereignty defies humans. We want to place Him in a box. "He won't do this or that." He says, "I'll do whatever I please." And that might just include some of the things that we would like to believe He won't do.

On one hand it's frightening. No human action will alter His plan. On the other hand it's comforting. No human action can alter His plan.