Sunday, January 01, 2012
The Practical Implications of the Sovereignty of God - Part Eight
Thus, God’s sovereignty is personally liberating for those who understand it. None of us are called to serve him in precisely the same way as those who have gone before us. As believers we stand before the Lord as individuals and we present ourselves to him as the one who made us the way he did for a reason. He has something for us to do that only we are able to accomplish. Instead of looking around at everyone else or trying to imitate them, we should be asking the Lord to help us realize our own unique purpose. Sometimes people can feel that there is nothing they can do to contribute to the cause of Christ. But nothing could be further from the truth. God does not make mistakes. And he does not make junk. We have value as his creatures and we have even greater value as those redeemed by his Son. In fact, salvation enables us to enter into our true purpose as human beings. Paul brings salvation and our service as Christians together in Ephesians 2:8-10 in a way that grounds them both in the sovereignty of God, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast, For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
To be continued in my next post...