The Absolute Sovereignty of God, Bible Verses about
I love the sovereignty of God in all things. When I am weak and frail as I am most of the time, it gives me great comfort to know that our God is sovereign. Hear are a few scriptures that show God’s sovereignty. Sometimes, when I am going through a difficult time, I like to meditate on God’s sovereignty. As you know, we all have some kind of amnesia for God’s greatness. Reminding ourselves through meditation is a good way. But when I want to meditate on the sovereignty of God, the Bible passages aren’t usually in my memory. Here are some that I am writing down for later use.
1 Chronicles 29:11
“Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all”
The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice…
Daniel ch.1 to ch. 5 (Read it and look for God’s hand behind everything that happens in history, politics, personal lives etc).
Especially Daniel 4:35
The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in Majesty and is armed with strength.
Job 38 to 41
8“Remember this, keep it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels.
9Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me.
10I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say, ‘My purpose will stand,and I will do all that I please.’
11From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.
What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.
12Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted, you who are now far from my righteousness.
13I am bringing my righteousness near, it is not far away; and my salvation will not be delayed.
I will grant salvation to Zion, my splendor to Israel.”
1 Samuel 2:6-8
“The Lord brings death and gives life;
He sends some to Sheol, and He raises others up.
7 The Lord brings poverty and gives wealth;
He humbles and He exalts.
8 He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the garbage pile.
He seats them with noblemen
and gives them a throne of honor.[a]
For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s;
He has set the world on them.”
“Who can speak and have it happen if the Lord has not decreed it?”
“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
See now that I, I am He, and there is no god besides Me; it is I who puts to death and gives life. I have wounded, and it is I who heals; and there is no one who can deliver from My hand.
The LORD fails the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the
peoples. But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?”
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: ‘What have you done? ‘