~ Life Is Random ~
Introduction ~ I believe this underlying belief is at the heart of despair. It fosters the idea of get whatever you can out of life in whatever way you can because this is all there is.
The Truth ~ The Word of God consistently teaches that the Creator is sovereign, in control, of all things – nothing is out of control, nothing is random. It teaches this in many places but one of my favorites is: “He [Jesus Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:15-17).
Other interesting verses include: Jesus said, “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows” (Luke 12:6-7).
“You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail” (Proverbs 19:21, nlt),
The Importance ~ If you do not understand the sovereignty of God then you have every reason to worry and fret about tomorrow! Maybe R.C. Sproul said it best: “If I thought even for one moment that a single molecule were running loose in the universe outside the control and domain of Almighty God, I wouldn’t sleep tonight.” For the Christian God’s sovereignty is a basis of peace. A.W. Tozer put it this way: “When I understand that everything happening to me is to make me more Christlike, it resolves a great deal of anxiety.”
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW blog.
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