He Is God Over All

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. – Philippians 2:13

I lay this charge against many professing Christians-that their God is not the God of the Bible, and that they have no notion of Jehovah, the true God. The one God of heaven and earth is Jehovah-that God who said of old, “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” Certain professed followers of Jesus will not have this God, but they make to themselves a god who is under some degree of obligation to his sinful creatures, of whom they say that he is bound to treat all alike. These are guilty of robbing Divinity of its most majestic attribute, namely, sovereignty. They are for dictating to the King of kings, and tying the hands of infinite compassion, lest the supreme will of God should have too much liberty. I know of no such God as that: the God I worship can never do other than right, yet is He under no bond to His creatures, but ordereth all things according to the counsel of His own will. I believe that if the Lord had denied me mercy, I had so sinned that I could never have impugned His justice. When I see Him save a sinner, I look not at it as a deed which He was bound to do, but as a spontaneous act, free as the air, full of His own goodness which arises entirely from Himself. “He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth.” I, for one, am perfectly satisfied with everything that God does, whether of power, justice, or mercy. My heart says, “It is the Lord, let Him do what seemeth Him good.”

The God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob is the God and Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and in Him my soul delights. Let Him sway His sceptre even as He pleases. His will be done on earth even as it is in heaven. ~ C.H. Spurge on


4 thoughts on “He Is God Over All

  1. While I was reading this the passage came to mind immediately how the holy spirit is as the wind which we cannot see but saves those who God has chose to save. (John 3:8). He truly does have mercy on whom HE WILL have mercy. Very good read. God Bless and keep you Always Sherry.

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