Quotes About Sovereignty Of God

Quotes tagged as "sovereignty-of-god" (showing 1-30 of 164)
“The greatness of the man's power is the measure of his surrender.”
William Booth

Paul David Washer
“There is no such thing as a great man of God, only weak, pitiful, faithless men of a great and merciful God.”
Paul David Washer

R.C. Sproul
“Sin is cosmic treason. Sin is treason against a perfectly pure Sovereign. It is an act of supreme ingratitude toward the One to whom we owe everything, to the One who has given us life itself. Have you ever considered the deeper implications of the slightest sin, of the most minute peccadillo? What are we saying to our Creator when we disobey Him at the slightest point? We are saying no to the righteousness of God. We are saying, “God, Your law is not good. My judgement is better than Yours. Your authority does not apply to me. I am above and beyond Your jurisdiction. I have the right to do what I want to do, not what You command me to do.”
R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God

R.C. Sproul
“Most Christians salute the sovereignty of God but believe in the sovereignty of man.”
R.C. Sproul

Martin Luther
“Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance. It is laying hold of His willingness.”
Martin Luther

Criss Jami
“God's relationship with man does not work in a way in which man stumbles and then God has to drop what he is doing in order to lift him up; rather, man stumbles so that God can lift him up. Hence it is utterly impossible to truly diminish his glory.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

R.C. Sproul
“When we understand the character of God, when we grasp something of His holiness, then we begin to understand the radical character of our sin and hopelessness. Helpless sinners can survive only by grace. Our strength is futile in itself; we are spiritually impotent without the assistance of a merciful God. We may dislike giving our attention to God's wrath and justice, but until we incline ourselves to these aspects of God's nature, we will never appreciate what has been wrought for us by grace. Even Edwards's sermon on sinners in God's hands was not designed to stress the flames of hell. The resounding accent falls not on the fiery pit but on the hands of the God who holds us and rescues us from it. The hands of God are gracious hands. They alone have the power to rescue us from certain destruction.”
R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God

J.I. Packer
“Guidance, like all God's acts of blessing under the covenant of grace, is a sovereign act. Not merely does God will to guide us in the sense of showing us his way, that we may tread it; he wills also to guide us in the more fundamental sense of ensuring that, whatever happens, whatever mistakes we may make, we shall come safely home. Slippings and strayings there will be, no doubt, but the everlasting arms are beneath us; we shall be caught, rescued, restored. This is God's promise; this is how good he is.”
J.I. Packer, Knowing God

Matt Chandler
“Trying to figure out God is like trying to catch a fish in the Pacific Ocean with an inch of dental floss.”
Matt Chandler, The Explicit Gospel

R.C. Sproul
“If there is one single molecule in this universe running around loose, totally free of God’s sovereignty, then we have no guarantee that a single promise of God will ever be fulfilled.”
R.C. Sproul, Chosen By God: Know God's Perfect Plan for His Glory and His Children

R.C. Sproul
“The clearest sensation that a human being has when he experiences the holy is an overpowering and overwhelming sense of creatureliness. That is, when we are in the presence of God, we are humbled and become most aware of ourselves as creatures. This is the opposite of Satan's original temptation, "You shall be as gods.”
R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God

John Piper
“What defines us as Christians is not most profoundly that we have come to know him but that he took note of us and made us his own.”
John Piper, Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

Matt Chandler
“God is more interested in declaring than explaining.”
Matt Chandler, The Explicit Gospel

Jerry Bridges
“That which should distinguish the suffering of believers from unbelievers is the confidence that our suffering is under the control of an all-powerful and all-loving God. Our suffering has meaning and purpose in God's eternal plan, and He brings or allows to come into our lives only that which is for His glory and our good.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

Jerry Bridges
“Our duty is found in the revealed will of God in the Scriptures. Our trust must be in the sovereign will of God as He works in the ordinary circumstances of our daily lives for our good and His glory.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

Erwin W. Lutzer
“If there is one single reason why good people turn evil, it is because they fail to recognize God’s ownership over their kingdom, their vocation, their resources, their abilities, and above all their lives.”
Erwin W. Lutzer, When You've Been Wronged: Moving From Bitterness to Forgiveness

Augustine of Hippo
“There is no health in those who are displeased by an element in Your creation, just as there was none in me when I was displeased by many things You had made. Because my soul didn't dare to say that my God displeased me, it refused to attribute to You whatever was displeasing.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

Michael Lewis
“What happens when we acknowledge the sovereignty and power of God without trusting in His goodness and faithfulness? A pitcher who saw God's power behind his extremely unlikely rise to the big leagues wondered if, at any difficulty he encountered there, God might be taking his ability away.”
Michael Lewis, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Criss Jami
“The skeptic says that the believer has lost his own mind under God. On the contrary, it is the people who follow God who are most like his children, who willingly and consciously walk in his will; but those who oppose him oppose him vainly and at their own expense, and, figuratively, seem to be more like his tools. They don't diminish his glory, but instead he still manages to use them in ways of unconsciously carrying out his will.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Joni Eareckson Tada
“I wished God were like He used to be, a few notches lower. I wanted Him to be lofty enough to help me but not so uncontrollable. I longed for His warm presence, times when He seemed more… safe.”
Joni Eareckson Tada, The God I Love: A Lifetime of Walking with Jesus

“As God can protect his people under the greatest despotism, so the utmost civil liberty is no safety to them without the immediate protection of his Almighty arm. I fear that Christians in this country have too great a confidence in political institutions . . . [rather] than of the government of God.”
Alexander Carson

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“That eye which sees anything good in the creature is a blind eye; that eye which fancies it can discern anything in man, or anything in anything he can do to win the Divine favor, is as yet stone blind to the Truth of God, and needs to be lanced and cut, and the cataract of pride removed from it!”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Douglas Wilson
“God is not an actor within the larger scheme of things. He is not a muscle-bound Jupiter, bullying the littler ones. He is the Author of the whole thing. We never ask how much of Hamlet's role was contributed by Hamlet, and how much by Shakespeare. That is not a question that can be answered with 70/30 or 50/50 or 90/10. The right answer is 100/100. Hamlet's actions are all Hamlet's and they are all Shakespeare's. Douglas Wilson”
Douglas Wilson

“God is the Lord of human history and of the personal history of every member of His redeemed family.”
Margaret Clarkson, Grace Grows Best in Winter

“If we need the protection of men, let us first ask it from God. If we prevail with Him, the power of the most mighty and of the most wicked must minister to our relief.”
Alexander Carson

Eric Metaxas
“(Bonhoeffer's) change was not an ungainly, embarrassing leap from which he would have to retreat slightly when he gained more maturity and perspective. It was by all accounts a deepening consistent with what had gone before.”
Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

“Behind Calvary's cross is the throne of heaven.”
James Stewart

Jerry Bridges
“Supporting God's Scriptural ability to give or restrain man's desires, Jerry Bridges points to an amazing verse tucked away in Exodus 34:24. As Israel's people abandon their defense entirely to have a feast before Him three times per year, God says the surrounding peoples will be entirely devoid of even the logical desire to possess their land.”
Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“It is well for us when prayers about our sorrows are linked with pleas concerning our sins—when, being under God's hand, we are not wholly taken up with our pain, but remember our offences against God.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

“It is by suffering that Christ brings it in to the kingdoms of this world”
L. Michael Morales

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