There is no doctrine more hated by worldlings!
(Charles Spurgeon, "Divine Sovereignty" 1856)
"Our God is in Heaven; He does whatever pleases Him!" Psalm 115:3
There is no attribute of God more comforting to His children, than the doctrine of Divine Sovereignty.
Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe troubles—they believe . . .
that Sovereignty has ordained their afflictions,
that Sovereignty overrules them, and
that Sovereignty will sanctify them all.
There is nothing for which the children of God ought more earnestly to contend, than . . .
the dominion of their Master over all of His creation,
the kingship of God over all the works of His own hands,
the throne of God, and His right to sit upon that throne!
On the other hand, there is no doctrine more hated by worldlings, no truth of which they have made such a theological football to kick back and forth—as the great, stupendous, but yet most certain doctrine of the Sovereignty of the infinite Jehovah!
Men will allow God to be everywhere, except on His throne!
"The LORD does whatever pleases Him—in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths!" Psalm 135:6
"Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns!" Revelation 19:6