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 CHOOSES ISRAEL, DOES WHAT HE PLEASES (PSM 135:4-6)
“For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.5 For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.”
GOD IN CONTROL (1 SAM 2:6-9)
“The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.7 The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them.9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.”
God chose Israel to be His “…peculiar treasure…” He is above all gods and does whatever pleases Him.
He is control of life and death, riches or poverty, high or low estate, beggars and princes, and saints and sinners.
God governs in the affairs of all men, at all times, eternally.
Do we as believers in Christ believe this? Do we demonstrate this to the world we live in?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001