Some people mistakenly use God's sovereignty as an excuse for complacency, passivity, and uninvolvement. All is of God they say; God does everything. God's sovereignty does not mean that I am released from responsibility. It does not mean I have no interest in today's affairs, or that I cannot be bothered about decisions, or that I need not concern myself with the eternal destiny of the lost. It doesn't mean that at all. Somehow there has to be a balance using the privilege of choice that He has given us.
We can choose for, or we can choose against. But we cannot choose the consequences. If we choose against the person of Jesus Christ, we thereby step into God's decree of eternal punishment. If we choose in favor of the Lord Jesus Christ, then we inherit all the rewards of heaven—the blessing of forgiven sins and eternity with God. God rules. God reigns. And His way is right.
Don't fight with God over who is in control.
Taken from Day by Day with Charles Swindoll by Charles R. Swindoll. Copyright © 2000 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. Used by permission of Thomas Nelson. www.thomasnelson.com
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