Isaiah 55.10-11 – God’s Lordship over the Universe
Posted: 19 July 2012 in Isaiah

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

These words speak of God’s omnipotence and Lordship over the universe. He needs only to utter his commands, and all things, whether in heaven or on earth, are instantly brought into conformity with his will. Paradoxically, that also applies to us who, in spite of our free wills, will always act in accordance with God’s plan, and in accordance with what he has foreordained. Elsewhere in the Bible Amos makes clear that he understands the implications of God’s omnipotence:

The Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

His Lordship over the entire universe gives God the glory which belongs uniquely to him.

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