The absolute Monarch of the universe!
by Don Fortner
To worship a god...
...whose purpose can be defeated,
...whose will can be thwarted,
...whose work can be overturned, and
...whose grace can be frustrated is to worship an idol.
Such a god is no GOD at all!
Jesus Christ our Lord is the unrivaled Sovereign of the
universe (Matt. 28:18; John 17:2). He who is God our
Savior does as he will in the army of heaven and among
the inhabitants of the earth. He makes one a vessel of
honor and another a vessel of dishonor, one a vessel of
mercy and another a vessel of wrath, one to show forth
the riches of his grace and another to show forth the severity
of his justice, exactly as it pleased him from all eternity.
To deny that Christ created all things and rules all things
is to deny that he is God. To deny that he is God is to
mock him, blaspheme him, and attempt to deny him his glory.
To deny that Christ is God, sovereign upon his throne is to
deny hope to needy sinners who look to him alone for grace,
salvation, and eternal life (John 17:2; Rom. 14:9).
None but an absolute sovereign Lord can save.
None but an absolute sovereign can be trusted implicitly.
None but an absolute sovereign will be worshipped.
Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, rules all things absolutely
(Ps. 76:10; 115:3; 135:6; Pro.16:1, 33; 21:1).
Jesus Christ is the absolute Monarch of the universe!
Our Savior is the great King! Nothing more fully shows
forth the unrivaled excellence of Christ than his total
sovereignty, "upholding all things by the word of his power."