Sovereignty of God

The strongest, most well known attribute emphasized in scripture.
This means that He is the creator, the cause of all things. The one who rules over all.
Psalm 96:10 ESV
10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.”
Psalm 97:1 ESV
1 The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!
Psalm 99:1 ESV
1 The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
Everything is derived from His will and it is represented as the final cause of all things.
Spurgeon quote

Creation and Preservation

Psalm 33:6 ESV
6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
Jeremiah 18:6 ESV
6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord. Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.


Proverbs 21:1 ESV
1 The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.
Daniel 4:35 ESV
35 all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?”


Ephesians 1:11 ESV
11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
Counsel- Triune counsel determines the course.
They determine according to the will of the counsel.
For the purpose of God.
Then we were predestined from that.
Ephesians 1:4 ESV
4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
The determination and foreknowledge of God took place before the foundation of the world.
There is the will known and unknown.

Decreed Will

Secret will
God said it, it will come to pass, we don’t know what that is.
Isaiah 46:8–11 ESV
8 “Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, 9 remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ 11 calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it.
God establishes, no one can question. He will bring it to pass.
Romans 11:33–34 ESV
33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?”
Ephesians 1:5 ESV
5 he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

Perceptive will

Revealed will
Deuteronomy 30:14 ESV
14 But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.
God gave us the bible, lets us know how He wants us to love.
Matthew 7:21 ESV
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
The perceptive will, what He has made known.
Romans 12:2 ESV
2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
As our mind is transformed, we will be able to discern the will of God.
God is in control, this takes the worry and anxiety out of our hands and places it into the hands of a loving God. What we need to work on, is trusting Him.
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