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.
CAN NOT FLEE FROM GOD (PSM 139:7-10)
“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”
GOD’S WORD WILL NOT RETURN VOID (IS 55:11)
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
The Bible says we can not flee from God. This may be a blessing or a curse. If one is living in sin, knowing that you can not flee God, might be considered a curse. On the other hand, if you are obeying God, then knowing that we can not flee God is a blessing.
In either case, God is merciful and is seeking the lost, and backslidden Christian, to reconcile them to Himself. He loves us and wants our fellowship.
God’s word is eternal. It is available to all. God uses His word to guide, encourage, and challenge us. It is His vehicle to inform the lost about what Jesus did on the cross for them.
God surrounds us with Himself and His word. What else could we want or desire in life?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001