Sunday, June 3, 2007

Yahweh's Sovereignty a Source of Comfort

It is at those times when we don't really understand God's sovereign plan, or the methods he chooses to accomplish his will that we as Christians are tested. It may be a situation that we do not care for, which is all part of how God is forming and molding us into the image of his dear Son.

This was one of the major themes of this morning's sermon. The text was Genesis 37; the story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his own brothers. A proper understanding of God's sovereignty can help us through times of trouble. Often I think we hear the the phrase "God's plan" and consider it like plans we may make, that is, subject to changes or even cancellation. No, God's plan is more like a blueprint. One that will be followed in detail.

Keeping in mind that God's way is the best way, his plan is the best plan, and that his plan WILL unfold as he has decreed should be a great comfort as we fight life's battles. Trusting God's sovereignty should not only help us to submit to those who are in authority over us, but should also comfort us greatly every day.

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