When Paul tells those men on that boat that is about to be shipwrecked “Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will turn out exactly as I have been told.”Acts 27:25. You can’t read that without asking yourself, do you believe God in all that He says in His word?
That’s a simple question!
Do you believe Him?
- I don’t believe because I heard it from a pastor!
- I don’t believe because I heard it from a friend!
- I don’t believe because I heard it from my mom!
- I don’t believe because I read it in a commentary!
- I don’t believe because I read in a doctrinal statement!
- I don’t believe because it goes along with my denomination!
My doctrine and what I believe is based upon the plain statements of God’s Word. Everything that I believe must be taught and wrought out of the holy scriptures.
Therefore what He says He does or what He’s going to do… I believe Him!
In the next few posts I want to share a few things that I believe that rise out of the word of God.
I believe that God is absolutely sovereign in all things.
8″ Remember this, and be assured;
Recall it to mind, you transgressors.
9″ Remember the former things long past,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is no one like Me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’; Isaiah 46:8-10
35 “All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
But He does according to His will in the host of heaven
And among the inhabitants of earth;
And no one can ward off His hand
Or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’ Daniel 4:35
God always does what he wants to do in all things and at all times….
He is sovereign in creation, in providence, and in grace.
So when teaching in Romans 8 theses past few weeks and reading …
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; 30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? Romans 8:28-31
I believe God that He foreknew me before the foundation of the world Ephesians 1:3-11 and that He predestined me and that He called and chose me. I believe God that He justified me and that He will also bring me to glory.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
That’s what I believe… Because that’s what God says in His word!
and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria