Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Attributes of God #4 - Transcendent and Sovereign

In a world that seems to be trying to move away from God, you will find many people asking questions concerning the character of God. They want to know who He is, what He does, and why He does things the way He does. Questions like: “How can God be just and loving at the same time?” “How can He send people to hell just because they sin a little bit, aren’t people basically good?” Why do good things happen to bad people while bad things happen to good people?” To answer these questions, we must understand God’s attributes.

We have looked at how God is Omniscient (all knowing), Omnipotent (all powerful), Omnipresent (everywhere), eternal, immutable, incomprehensible, self-existent, self-sufficient, and infinite. It is reassuring to know that God is all of these things. Let’s continue to look at the internal attributes of God.

God is Transcendent.
Isaiah 55:9 says, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” This verse is saying that God’s perspective is above and beyond mine. He can be trusted with my future simply from the fact that His ways and thoughts are so much more than ours.

God is Sovereign.
In Daniel 4:34-35, King Nebachadnezzar proclaims, “His dominion is an eternal dominion; His kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the people of the earth are regarded as nothing. 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?'” At times in our lives we think that we are in control. But when we look at God’s Sovereignty we quickly realize that God rules over me in all things, and His will cannot be thwarted. We serve a mighty God.

Praise the Lord for His character today and be reassured that He goes before us. Follow His every lead today.

Great News!!! The sign is being installed as I write this devotional. I think that my words were becoming as a wind in the night when I would announce that the sign is going up. It is finally here. Drive by and see it completed. What a great day last Sunday was as we honored our grandparents' generation. The meal following the service was delicious and the fellowship was next to none.

Looking forward to seeing what God is going to do this Sunday.

Joy in Jesus!

Pastor Mike

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