Show Me Your Glory, Week 50: The Sovereignty of God

  

"Affirm the truth: the Lord reigns." Rev. Dr. Don L. Davis
 
Some people are bleakly-hopeful. Others are hopefully-bleak. Some both; some neither. God is sovereignly-sovereign. Oops; spoiler. Take a few minutes and watch the video and check out the questions.
 
1) Explain the significance of Paul’s doxology in Rom. 11.33: “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!” What is the implication of his unsearchable and inscrutable judgments and ways?

2) Why is it significant that no one knows either the mind or the Lord, has been his counselor, or has supplied him a debt, cf. Romans 11.34-35? 34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” 35 “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” What do these facts suggest about his freedom to act and to choose?

3) Describe the meaning of Paul’s statement regarding all things in Romans 11.36 (ESV):36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. What is the link between God’s freedom and him being the source, sustainer, and end of all things?

4) How would you describe the relationship between free will and God’s sovereignty? How do we know that we have the choice to either receive or reject God’s appeal to us?

5) “Because God is in control, I know that in my own situation I can will trust him to _____________.”
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