“Absolute sovereignty is what I love to ascribe to God.” That was the confession of Jonathan Edwards after he finally stopped arguing with the clear and consistent testimony of Scripture regarding the kingship of God. I was reminded of this as three of my teachers this week proclaimed a very big view of God. In three separate conversations, these three ladies glorified God by acknowledging His complete control over His creation. His divine right to rule what He has created is His sovereignty. His actual reigning of that creation is His providence. The Westminster Standards serve as a bridge between Martin Luther and Jonathan Edwards. Consider Question 11 from the Shorter Catechism: “What are God’s works of providence? God’s works of providence are, His most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all His creatures, and all their actions” (taken from the Great Commission Publication edition of The Westminster Standards, 1994, pg. 72). Friends, how BIG is your God? If you believe in the God of the Old and New Testaments, you have a HUGE God, a God who created and governs the universe for His great glory and your great good. Be encouraged! Be worshipful! Today finds me thankful for teachers with theology!
Reflections on the Quest: Teachers with Theology