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 CONTROLS RULERS (PSM 75:6-7)
“For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.”
GOD DOES HIS PLEASURE (IS 46:9-10)
“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:”
Representative government is a hallmark of our republic. Each citizen of the United States has the opportunity, right, and responsibility to elect men and women to serve.
However, although we vote, God has the final say in who is elected. Sometimes we do not agree the person elected. When we realize that God oversees and allows ungodly individuals to hold office, we must understand that God knows and has a plan. His plan is not our plan.
“…I will do all my pleasure…”
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001