Psalm 103:19 His sovereignty rules over all – Part 2

“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens and His sovereignty rules over all.” Psalm 103:19

The central and essential truth contained in this verse is that THE LORD’S SOVEREIGNTY RULES OVER ALL. The LORD is the King of the universe and all that occurs or exists in His universe does so by His sovereign decree. He rules and reigns and is in control of all that takes place. His sovereignty rules over all, and because His sovereignty rules over all, then . . .

APPLICATION  2 – I will pray to the Lord. The logic behind this statement is straightforward.

First, the sovereign LORD has granted me access to His throne room through His Son, Jesus Christ. In Ephesians, Paul declares that all believers, both from Jews and from Gentiles, have access to the Father through the Spirit. In 3:12 Paul says we have boldness and confident access through faith in Christ. Believers have access to all of heaven’s treasures because heaven’s King has chosen me and called me into His presence forever. I can enter His presence confidently, even boldly.

Next, the sovereign King commands me to pray to Him, so the blessings of prayer come to me as the blessings of obedience. The LORD commands me to pray to Him so that He can glorify Himself by answering.

Finally, the sovereign Lord does whatever He pleases (Psalm 115:3). There is nothing that the Lord desires to do or to accomplish or to create that is limited by His ability, so there is no prayer that I could pray and no request that I could make that would not come to pass because God desired to do it but lacked the ability. He is able to do anything that He desires or wills. There is nothing that is too difficult for the Lord. (Jeremiah 32:17, 27). The Lord is unlimited in His ability to answer my prayers. He has the power.

So because His sovereignty rules over all, I will pray to Him and expectantly wait for His answer.

SDG      rmb       8/8/2017

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