Sermon preached on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Garden Valley Chapel during our morning worship service based on Psalm 93.
Turn in your Bible, if you will, to the ninety-third chapter of the book of Psalms. Psalms ninety-three.
I invite you to stand in the reading of God´s Word. Read Psalm 93.
The central theme of this psalm is the sovereignty of God. That is to say that the Lord, despite all opposition, reigns supreme.
His supremacy over all things. Our God is SOVEREIGN!
R.C. Sproul has said it is God´s favorite doctrine. He says that it would be your favorite doctrine too if you were God.
To be sovereign means that you are in control, you are in charge.
Put it in another way: GOD DOES AS HE PLEASES AND ONLY AS HE PLEASES. No person or circumstance can defeat His counsel or thwart His purpose.
Job had to come to terms with God´s Sovereignty and so writes in Job 42:2 -
2"I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.
The psalmist writes in Ps 135:6 -
6Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.
God is so passionate about His sovereignty that he says in Isaiah 46:10 -
10...`My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure´;
So much so, He "declares the end from the beginning" (cf. v.10a).
We, as His people must acknowledge that He alone is God and He will do as He pleases and only as He pleases.
A.W. Tozer in "The Knowledge of the Holy" has said [and rightly so]
"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."
This is what the psalmist wants you to do this morning - to think about God & draw both wonder & delight; to gaze upon the face of God & marvel at His sovereignty.
I could not think of a more compelling and comforting truth than this: THE LORD REIGNS!
1The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. 2Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting. 3The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. 4The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. 5Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever. (KJV)
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