Re:Verse passage – Galatians 1:11-24 (day four)

He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.

We most often notice God’s sovereignty when we’re out in creation, considering how he cares for the birds and the flowers, or when some sort of catastrophe is avoided, and we thank him for his protection. Paul shows us here, though, that we come face to face with the sovereignty of God every day when we interact with each other.

Paul had his whole life turned around by the revolutionary power of the gospel of Christ. And when he looks back, he sees that God was with him from the beginning – even in his mother’s womb, even when he was trying to destroy the Christian church – with a calling to bring the gospel to all the world. The power of the gospel in Paul’s life is the sovereignty of God on display.

When the people spoke with awe about the difference they saw in him, they were testifying to the power of God. He can and will use anyone he chooses to accomplish his purposes on the earth. That same sovereignty is revealed in us, too. When the redeemed of the Lord say so, we testify to his sovereign power. And when we think someone is too far gone, Paul reminds us that with God, nothing is impossible.

One thought on “Sovereignty”

  1. Thankyou Megan for your beautiful reminders of Gods power and His extreme concern for our care. Praise to our gracious God that no one is ever too far gone. With that promise in His word we will confidently pray in accordance with for the lost and hurting. His will be done on earth as it is in heaven!!

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