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Grace Bible Chapel of Springfield, Illinois
|JUNE 2, 2019
|JUNE 9, 2019
|JUNE 16, 2019
|JUNE 23, 2019
|JUNE 30, 2019
“Our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” (Psa. 115:3)
God is sovereign. That means that He is the supreme Ruler of the universe, and that He can do as He pleases. But
having said that, we must quickly add that what God pleases is always right. His way is perfect.
Isaiah quotes the Lord as saying, “My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my Pleasure” (Isa. 46:10). When
Nebuchadnezzar was restored to his right mind, he said, “He doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and
among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” (Dan. 4:35). The
Apostle Paul insists that man has no right to question God’s actions: “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest
against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?” (Rom. 9:20). And in
another place he speaks of God as the One “who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will” (Eph. 1:11).
Spurgeon said, “We proclaim an enthroned God, and His right to do as He wills with His own, to dispose of His
creatures as He thinks well, without consulting them in the matter.”
To put it very simply, the doctrine of the sovereignty of God is a doctrine that allows God to be God.
It is a truth that fills me with reverence and awe. I cannot comprehend all its ramifications, but I can worship and
It is a truth that moves me to submit myself to Him. He is the Potter; I am the clay. He has rights to me by creation
and redemption. Under no circumstances should I talk back to Him or question His decisions.
It is a truth that is full of comfort. Since He is the supreme Ruler, I know that He is working out His purposes and that
they will reach their desired end.
Though there are things in life I can’t understand, I can be sure that the dark threads are as necessary for His
weaving as the threads of gold and silver.
Below is a meditation written, by Mr. William MacDonald. 1917-2007
John Loudon will be our speaker at the Family
Bible Hour on June 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM. He and
his wife Karen have served the Lord in Zambia,
Africa for many years. John was a missionary
pilot at the Kalene Mission Hospital in Ikelenge,
North West Province. They are doing
discipleship work, evangelism and literature
distribution as well as caring for the missionary
guesthouse. They will be accompanied by their
son Nathan, his wife Chisengo and grandson
Nathan Loudon will be speaking at the adult
Sunday School class on June 16, from 10:20
until 10:50 AM. Nathan is dedicated to Bible
teaching, preaching, evangelism, discipleship
and nursing. He was commended to the work in
2015 by Calvary Bible Chapel in Macomb,