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For this little lesson, I chose an unusual psalm... It's not very flowery or poetic... It doesn't paint a word picture such as we might get with the 23rd Psalm... But, I chose it because it gives the concise message: God Is In Control. God has absolute power. He is the ruler over all people, the coordinator of all the events in the universe. HE IS SOVEREIGN.
Sovereign = deserving our utmost reverence and honor. He is in control. He rules over everything that happens in your life. Have you put the proper emphasis on His power and His knowledge? Or, are you trying to hold back certain parts of your life?
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This was wrong-thinking on a couple of levels. Truth be known, if one examines the scriptures, it is not wrong to fight in battle... But that's another topic for another day. In their ignorance of that fact, the soldiers were trying to "get one over on God". The reader might, at first glance, think this is a pitiful act... But, is our behavior so different from that of the soldiers? Do we claim to be wholly committed to God, but somehow "forget" to commit our bankbook? Or, do we hold back certain selfish behaviors, not even allowing for the idea that God could help us improve them? Why do we hold back from the God Who knows all, created all, and rules all? He is sovereign.
|Hubble photograph, from the book, "Universe"|
"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names." (Psalm 47: 3,4 KJV)
The same God Who watches over you, takes care of the universe. Isn't that awesome? Invite Him to be truly sovereign in your life.