Title: God’s Sovereignty By Bro Bassey Usungedo
Date: 12 Apr 14
Text: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose" ROM 8:28 Let me sincerely thank you and invite you to the word of God. Thank you. To say that God Almighty is very good is not an understatement but a truism. The Psalmist testified, God is good and doeth good.(psl119:68). In PSL 73:1, he said trully God is good to Israel. Our God is a good God and God is good all the time. It is a common fact that in today's world, individuals and families are desperately struggling against various challenges such as frustration in business, pains and decay of the body, unseen enemies, childlessness, hardship, affliction, diseases, sorrow, loneliness, fear of the known and the unknown, and financial stress. However, the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is assured that all things work together for his or her good in this life. Nothing, absolutely nothing shall prevent God's settled plan and purpose from coming about in the life of the believer. From our text, nothing could assure the believer any more than God's working of all things out for His good. Let us look indepth into our text: A. The words "all things" We know from the scriptures that God created the universe and does control all events of the world, rules over all things and has a say over all things, much more of the things that have to do with the believer. He works all things out for good on behalf of His sons and daughters. (Gen 1:1, Dan 4:25-26, Prov 21:1, PSL 33:9) B. The words "work together" This has to do with the arranging and rearranging of all things. It means to root out, pull down, to build and to plant (Jer 1:10). It also means every branch that beareth fruit He prunes that it may bring forth more fruit (John 15:2). It is God in control and God at work. Friends, for the believer all things are continually working together for his good. "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him" (2chro16:9). Therefore God is in control of the believers life at every moment and on daily basis. C. The words "For good" The entire aim of God's moment- by - moment involvement in and supervision of the believer's life is ultimately for his good. (Gen50:20). God is a God of knowledge, wisdom, understanding and might. He declares the end from the beginning and we know Him as the Alpha and Omega. He knows all and knows what to do per time, working them out for our good.(John 6:6) D. The words "who love God" To enjoy the privileges above, you must love God. Let me ask you - do you set your love on Him? do you set your heart, soul, mind, strength to love Him? God only looks after the affairs of the persons who love Him. Please make loving God your choice. Hate what God hates, shun ungodliness. Stay holy and righteous for His continuous presence and interest in you. Take a further step to serve Him. "casting all your care upon Him for He careth for you" 1Pet 5:17 Remain blessed.