By Carol Becwar
The word sovereign, in adjective form, is a descriptor of character. Webster's Dictionary uses these words (and more) to describe it: “superlative in quality, supreme, unmitigated, absolute, royal”.
Scripture abounds with passages that illustrate God's sovereignty. Understanding this part of his character helps me to hold fast to Him in confidence, faith and trust. I'm empowered, in the Spirit, to live the life God has planned for me.
“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” (Col. 1:17). Before the beginning of the universe, God existed, and once he created everything, he remains, present and in control of his creation, because he cherishes it. I get overwhelmed sometimes that the supreme God loves and abides with me, a minuscule part of his great creative achievement.
“Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens” (Ps. 1:8). God transcends all things. He reigns over everything. This brings me comfort and peace when the chaos of a sinful world brings me low.
“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Heb. 4:13). God is omnipresent and omniscient. He is aware of my many faults and missteps, yet he never leaves me to fight my spiritual battles alone.
“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me” (Jer. 32:27)? God is not limited in what he can do. His work never ends – he listens to my prayers, he guides me, he creatively works out all things for my benefit and his glory.
During the month of October, the Meadowbrook Church blogs have highlighted a few attributes of God. I encourage you to reflect on those characteristics (and others) that affirm God's sovereignty as the one true God. Thank Him for who He is and what he has done for you.
Consider “Praying the Names and Attributes of God” over the next 30 days. https://www.navigators.org/resource/praying-names-attributes-god/