The Comforting Shield of Jehovah’s Sovereignty


     Like the existence of God, the sovereignty of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting.  We live in a universe ruled by Jehovah’s natural, moral, and spiritual laws.  No creature in heaven or earth is exempt from the authority of His sovereign scepter.

     Jehovah’s might is described in Psalm 33:10-17.  Here, it is written: “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.  The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations…The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men.  From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth; He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works.  No king is saved by the multitude of an army; a mighty man is not delivered by great strength.  A horse is a vain hope for safety; neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.”

     Because of His sovereignty, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance” (Psalm 33:12).

     What comfort to know: “Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy, to deliver their soul from death and to keep them alive in famine” (Psalm 33:18-19).

     Because of His sovereignty, Jehovah deserves trust, praise, and continual faithfulness.  “Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.  For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.  Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, just as we hope in You” (Psalm 33:20-22).

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