TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020
TOPIC: GOD IS SOVEREIGN
TEXT: Proverbs 21:1-15
“The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.” – (Proverbs 21:1)
There is absolutely nothing that happens in the universe that is outside of God’s influence and authority. To say that He is Sovereign is to declare that He is the most High, doing things according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, so that none can stay His hand or say unto Him, ‘what doest Thou?’ He is the Almighty, the Possessor of all power in heaven and earth; none can defeat His counsels, thwart His purpose, or resist His will.
The verses in our text remind us of God’s power to control the affairs of men. Kings, whether great or small and all those in authority are subject to His rule. He has the absolute power to direct their hearts to whichever path He wills. Though man may want to prove that his ways are right in his own eyes, God, who ponders the heart in His sovereignty, looks beyond the outward appearance. He therefore demands justice and judgment.
God hates pride, lying, theft and robbery. Wealth obtained through these means is described as vanity and leads to death. The text reiterates that dwelling in a small cubicle with peace of mind is far better than a state of unrest. God, in His sovereignty, will certainly overthrow the wicked and their riches because of their wickedness. The rich are admonished to lift up the poor if they themselves would have their prayers answered by God.
In order to have a peaceful society, we must strive to pacify anger and wrath by being generous to all. We must be just in our actions and judgments to all. We must remain in the congregation of the righteous and not be found among those who live carelessly and lack the understanding of the sovereignty of God over all things.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
No one can question God!
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Chronicles 9-11