Hello, beloved! I think I’ve previously discussed Gods sovereignty, but this is something I heard over the holiday and wanted to address. It’s the idea that Gods not sovereign because He listened to Abraham and Moses tell Him to change His plans.
There’s an easy answer to this, the obvious one that God already knew they would question Him. Some call these points in the Bible a test for Abraham and Moses, and for them it probably was. But for me, as a believer in shock that the God of the universe, who upholds all things, looked down on a wretched sinner like myself, and saved me, here in these two verses I see mercy.
Abraham questioned the Lord about whether or not He would destroy Sodom and Gomorrah if there were a certain amount of righteous people in it. Moses asked God not to destroy the Israelites after they made the golden caff. Both times, to those who want to believe God is fallible like man, it can appear that God took counsel from man and changed His mind. This contradicts so many scriptures that I could do a full two month series on just this subject. Instead I’ll just remind you, dear brethren, of the law of noncontradiction. If the scripture and your interpretation of it is in conflict the issue is with your interpretation not Gods Word.
How was this an act of mercy? God could have destroyed both Abraham and Moses on the spot for questioning Him. Instead He not only allowed them to live, He allowed them to speak. This is encouraging to me, as I never feel as though I have the right to come before the King of Kings throne. It’s always an honor and a privilege to talk to Him in prayer. Although what I deserve is eternal damnation, He has had mercy on me, a wretched sinner.
Beloved friends, I need not tell you that a God who is imperfect is not a god at all. If your god makes mistakes than he is not the God of the Bible. We love to make gods in our own imagine. But there is only one true, trustworthy, God! The rock of ages! And only this God can save. Work through your salvation through fear and trembling, examine yourselves to see if you are in the faith. And as always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.