Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | November 15, 2017

“His sovereignty rules over all.”

Today’s devotion comes from Ezekiel chapter 30.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+30&version=NASB
I quote only the following verses.

“Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt;  and, behold, it has not been bound up for healing or wrapped with a bandage, that it may be strong to hold the sword.  Therefore thus says the Lord God, ‘Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt and will break his arms, both the strong and the broken;  and I will make the sword fall from his hand.  I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands.  For I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put My sword in his hand;  and I will break the arms of Pharaoh, so that he will groan before him with the groanings of a wounded man.  Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh will fall.  Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I put My sword into the hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt.  When I scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands, then they will know that I am the Lord.’” Ezekiel 30:21-26.

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We notice the actions of the LORD.  In only 6 verses, there are 9 actions phrases by the LORD such as “I have broken”, “I am against … and will break”, “I will make”, “I will scatter”, “I will strengthen”, “I will break”, “I put”, and “I scatter”.

Other doctrine focuses on man and what man does.
 
But, Reformed Doctrine follows Scripture and focuses on God and what God does.  

“19 The Lord has established His throne in the heavens,
And His sovereignty rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, you His angels,
Mighty in strength, who perform His word,
Obeying the voice of His word!
21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
You who serve Him, doing His will.
22 Bless the Lord, all you works of His,
In all places of His dominion;
Bless the Lord, O my soul!”  Psalm 103:19-22.

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