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 Deuteronomy 32:39

I found this the other day and cannot get it out of my mind. Its message has some profound implications. This is God speaking:

39‘See now that I, I am He,
And there is no god besides Me;
It is I who put to death and give life.
I have wounded and it is I who heal,
And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.

What does this teach you?

Sandra Miller

Sandra Miller

 2016/4/22 10:36Profile

 Re: Deuteronomy 32:39

to fear/revere God. period, end of sentence.

much love, neil

 2016/4/22 10:47

Joined: 2008/10/30
Posts: 2009

 Re: Deuteronomy 32:39

"What does this teach you?"

Among other things;

The Sovereignty of God is absolute and irresistible: "All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing! He does as he pleases with the powers of Heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: What have you done?" (Daniel 4:35).
The Sovereignty of God is true not only hypothetically, but in fact. That is to say, God exercises His sovereignty, exercises it both in the natural realm, and in the spiritual.
One is born black — another white.
One is born in wealth — another in poverty.
One is born with a healthy body — another sickly and crippled.
One is cut off in childhood — another lives to old age.
One is endowed with five talents — another with but one.
And in all these cases it is God the Creator who makes one to differ from another, and "none can stay His hand."
So also is it in the spiritual realm.
One is born in a pious home and is brought up in the fear and abomination of the Lord — another is born of criminal parents and is reared in vice.
One is the object of many prayers — the other is not prayed for at all.
One hears the Gospel from early childhood — another never hears it at all.
One sits under a Scriptural ministry — another hears nothing but error and heresy.
Of those who do hear the Gospel, one has his heart opened by the Lord to receive the truth — while another is left to himself.
One is "ordained to eternal life" (Acts 13:48) — while another is "ordained to condemnation" (Jude 4).
To whom He will God shows mercy — and whom he wills He "hardens" (Romans 9:18).
A.W. Pink

 2016/4/22 12:56Profile

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