Religious services on Rosh Hashanah focus on the concept of God’s sovereignty. That will be our study for this week.
GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY means that He is the Supreme Ruler who immanently and personally rules over all the affairs of the universe—and this includes our personal lives both as individuals and as a local body of believers. God’s sovereignty is a place of rest for the child of God.
GOD REIGNEST OVERALL (1 CHRON 29:11-12)
“Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. 12 Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.”
THE WORLD IS GOD’S (PSM 50:10-12)
“For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.”
GOD CREATED (GEN 1:1)
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
God created and reigns over His world. We are temporary residents. We only exist at the behest of God.
We need to remember who is in control. SPOILER ALERT: It is not us!
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001