God’s Sovereignty in His Creation

He hath made every thing beautiful in His time: also He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. – Ecclesiastes 3:11

The Almighty God, who dwelt alone, was pleased to manifest Himself by created works, which should display His wisdom and His power. When He came to create living creatures there are distinctions that we must note. From the worm up to the eagle, from the eagle to the man, from the man to the angel; such are the steps of creating goodness in the fashion of things that are animate. He hath not made all creatures eagles, neither hath He fashioned all beings worms, but having a right to do what He wills with His own, He has exercised the right in making one creature-the majestic lion-king of the forest, and another, the harmless lamb, which shall be devoured, without power to resist its enemy, or defend itself. He has made His creatures just as it seemed Him fit; He has given to one swiftness of foot, to another, speed of wing; to one, clearness of eye, to another, force of sinew. He hath not followed any fixed rule in His creation; but He hath done exactly as it pleased Him in the arrangement of the forms which He hath animated. So, also, we must observe a great difference in the rational beings which He has created. He has not made all men alike; they differ mightily; from the man of the smallest intellect to the man of majestic mind, there are no few steps. And then there is the higher order of rational creatures, more superior to unrenewed man than man ever can be to his fellows; namely-the order of angels. And in the fashioning of angels and men, God, again, has exercised His own right to create as He pleases; to do just as He wills with His own. Thence, all angels may not be alike in dignity, and all men are not alike in intellect. He hath made them to differ. ~ C.H. Spurgeon


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