Of God’s Decree
Chapter 3, Paragraph 1.
“God hath decreed in himself from all Eternity by the most wise and holy Counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably, all things whatsoever comes to pass;…”
Romans 9: 15,18.
God has determined whatsoever comes to pass.
He has determined it.God decreed this in himself. He has determined it alone. There are no advisors to God, and no conditions placed upon Him. God only needs to consult His own will to decree what will happen, and his decrees are done freely. Every nanosecond of time has been set and directed by Him. There is no event, large or small, that takes Him by surprise, because there is no event that veers from His decree.
He has determined it by His own will. It is not done haphazardly. God decrees by his own will, which is most wise and holy. It is infinitely perfect in its purpose and execution.
He has determined it, and it is unchangeable. His decrees do not change. They are perfect. What He has said, will happen. Nothing can sway Him, persuade Him, or manipulate Him. There is no fickleness with God!
We can take comfort in knowing that nothing can thwart the decrees of God, and that His sovereignty is good, just, and absolute. He is infinitely gracious, holy, almighty, and knowledgeable. Would you really want anything to be outside of His control?
Questions to Consider
- Is there any aspect of life that you have considered to be outside of God’s decree?