Saturday, August 4, 2018

He Does Whatever Pleases Him!

Every creature is God's subject, and even the devils themselves are at His beck. It is so with the most inanimate beings. God bids the winds be silent and the seas be still and how readily they obey His voice!

If God calls for a famine on a sinning nation then how suddenly does the earth become iron and the heavens brass!  Flies and lice shall infest thrones and kingdoms, if armed with a commission from Almighty God. "All are Your servants!" (Psalm 119:91) 

What the centurion said of his soldiers and servants is much more true of God:
"I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." (Matthew 8:9)

God has a power and dominion over all of His creatures, and a sovereign right to dispose of them at His own pleasure.   Sometimes He governs things according to the course of second causes. Sometimes He governs them in an extraordinary way--above or beyond nature. As when He made, "the sun to stand still in Gibeon, and the moon in the valley of Aijalon." (Joshua 10:12) 

At the word of God, the sea divides for Israel to pass over on dry land.   He makes the earth open to swallow up Korah and his companions.  He shuts the mouth of hungry lions! (Daniel 6:22)  He commands the fiery furnace not to burn! (Daniel 3:25) 

The angels, those inhabitants of the glorious world do His commandments, hearkening to the voice of His word.  All the creatures in Heaven and earth are controlled by His sovereign power! Psalm 135:6 says, "Whatever the Lord pleased, that he did in the Heaven and earth, in the sea and all deep places."  It is so with all sicknesses, trials, and diseases. (Matthew 8:8) 

God's sovereign will and power governs all. No creature can evade the power of His dominion, for all are at His command!

[Matthew Mead]

Psalm 115:3 … But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

Psalm 135:5-7 … For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.  Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.