God alone is Sovereign

1 Chronicles 29:11

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.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

All Things are Created for Him

“The glory of Christ is seen in his absolute right and power to annihilate or incapacitate Satan and all demons. But the reason he refrains from destroying and disabling them altogether is to manifest more clearly his superior beauty and worth. If Christ obliterated all devils and demons now (which he could do), his sheer power would be seen as glorious, but his superior beauty and worth would not shine as brightly as when humans renounce the promises of Satan and take pleasure in the greater glory of Christ.”

John Piper from Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ

This comment means a lot to me today. It reminds me who is in control and who is the supreme Ruler over all things.

“He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things were created through him and for him.”

Colossians 1:15-16

Let me encourage any who might be reading this today with this thought. The Living God of Israel is not some weak Being who has to adjust His plans to the schemes of Satan, his demons and the evil of this world. All things are under His rule 1 Chronicles 29:11.

I know letting the mind wonder in this direction can be uncomfortable, but God’s word is clear – “ALL things were created through him and for him.” The only eternal infinite thing is God (Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit). Satan, his demons and evil are not eternal and WILL come to an end.

Don’t get caught on the wrong team…Repent (turn from sin) today and trust in the Savior who is Jesus Christ!

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