Part I - The Sovereignty of God

I mentioned that I was going to begin a series of brief posts introducing various theological topics. I thought the best place to begin was with the attributes of God. I believe it will be more beneficial & helpful to view other theological issues to be discussed later in light of a clearer biblical understanding of God.

The sovereignty of God simply refers to the fact that all things are under His rule and control, and that nothing happens in this Universe without His direction or permission. He is a God Who works, not just some things, but all things after the counsel of His own will (see Eph. 1:11). God's purpose is all- inclusive and is never thwarted (see Isa. 46:11). Nothing Takes Him by Surprise.

God is sovereign over the entire universe
God is sovereign over all of nature
God is sovereign over angels & Satan
God is sovereign over nations
God is sovereign over human beings
God is sovereign over animals
God is sovereign over "accidents"
God is sovereign over free acts of men
God is sovereign over sinful acts of men and Satan

A few key verses: Psalm 135:6; Proverbs 16:33; Job 12:23; Psalm 22:28; Psalm 139:16; Jeremiah 10:23; Proverbs 21:1; Philippians 2:13; Genesis 50:20; Acts 4:27.

Many volumes have been written on this subject, so this short post just scratches the surface. My only goal was to provide a VERY basic explanation along with biblical texts that clearly describe God's sovereignty. However, I would be happy to provide additional resources for anyone interested in learning more.

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