Daily Devotions from The Word Of God… From the heart of Ed Algreen

The Sovereignty of God

Thursday, 2016-08-04

Scripture

Bible Reference: Job 38:12-13

Bible Text:   12 Since your days began, have you ever commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place, 13  So that light may take hold of the corners of the earth And shake the wickedness out of it?

Bible Translation: Amplified Bible (AMP)

My Take

Isn’t it interesting how we could read the two verses shown above and we expect God to do those things every day, yet without stopping to realize the creativeness in God to think of doing these things, and the majestic power, beauty and usefulness of all that He does each and every day? Even more intriguing, yet disturbing it would be to imagine how impossible it would be to survive without these things – should there be any value at all in what the world (non-Christians) promotes about the non-existence of God. Friends, when we sit back and question the handiwork of God – too hot; too cold; too much rain; enough of the drought now; why a hurricane; or perhaps like Job – where we might question why did we lose this person in our life, or this asset that we saved for so long to purchase; are we not questioning the sovereignty of God and doubting His knowledge of what’s best for us – the very ones that He created in the first place? I believe that God welcomes us to share our feelings and our requests with Him. In fact, there is a Bible story of how He changed His mind on doing something because His servant pleaded his case with God. However, at the end of the day, I believe that only God has the ultimate power to control all aspects of our lives, so it behooves us to take the place of servant, then listen to God and obey His commands. Just like in our homes and schools there are rewards for doing good, I believe that God will be very loyal to His Word in the rewards that are coming for those who have accepted Jesus as Lord, and looking forward to eternity with God. Job was a man considered to be very strong in his faith, yet God had to get in his face to help him snap out of his depressing mood and self-pity. I pray that you will allow the Word to speak to you today and that It may renew a right spirit within you to love and serve God faithfully each day acknowledging the One who guides Your every step and protects you as you step.

Prayer

Lord, may we take our rightful place today and let You be God, just as You have the full capacity to be, as proven in so many instances in Your Word and in the lives of those we know and love. We need You every day dear Lord. May this day renew our hearts to draw on Your presence more and more. I ask these things in the powerful name of Jesus, AMEN!

Footnote

If you have been challenged to make a decision today after reading this devotional, please speak with a local Bible Teaching Pastor, or contact me at NuggetsFromGodsWord@outlook.com. Allow someone to pray with you and give you help and/or encouragement as you begin, or continue your walk with Jesus. Words underlined in my blog could indicate a link to a song that came to mind as I wrote the devotional. Feel free to click on the link and listen as you continue to read or pray. If this devotional was forwarded to you and you would like to see more, please go to www.nuggetsfromgodsword.org and read more, or you may freely to subscribe for a daily email conveniently containing each day’s devotional. If you are anywhere near the Highlands County, Florida area and do not have a church home, I would be thrilled to welcome you at Bible Fellowship Church, located at 3750 Hammock Rd, Sebring, FL 33872! Click the link to check out service times and/or other special activities. God is at work among us! Please consider coming to worship with us!

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