Two Certainties

There are two certainties which seem particularly noteworthy in these troubled times: God is “the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1Timothy 6:15-16) As the Psalmist wrote, “For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.” (Psalm 22:28)

Being absolutely sovereign, it is he who allowed the outcome of our presidential election – but beyond that he will execute his purposes for America and for the universe in spite of the machinations of his creatures. As Job wrote, “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” (Job 42:2) The wisest man who ever lived wrote, “The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble” and “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” (Proverbs 16:4; 19:21) On a more individual note, “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me [and you]; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.” (Psalm 138:8)

Standing on these truths about our unchangeable God, we can rest secure no matter what the days ahead bring. SJBrungard


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