The theme of the Book of Genesis is the Sovereignty of God in Creation and Providence.
1. Stop and think about it. God made what He wanted to make, when He wanted to make it, where He wanted to make it, how He wanted to make it, why He wanted to make it, and who He wanted to make. No one was around to advise Him. No one was around to oppose Him. All His actions were sovereign.
2. When He looked upon His Creation, He announced to Himself, “It is very good.” He did not ask men or angels for their opinion because their opinion did not matter. He was sovereign in His opinion of what He made.
3. He made Adam first. This was His sovereign decision. The feminists can rant and rave all they want but it will not change a thing.
4. God decided in His sovereignty to make Eve out of Adam’s rib. She was created to be Adam’s helpmeet. The femi-Nazis can scream and curse God, but it will not change anything. Any wife who refuses to be her husband’s helpmeet is in violation of the Creation ordinance of the headship of the man in the home.
5. God set up the family the way He wanted to. This was His sovereign right to do so. A man is the head of his home and he is the prophet, priest, and king over his family. On the Day of Judgment, every husband and father will stand before the Sovereign Creator/Judge who will hold him accountable for being the head of his family.
6. Any husband and father who failed to be the head of his wife and children will answer for it on the Day of Judgment. They have no choice in the matter whatsoever. They have no vote or appeal process. They cannot opt out of their responsibility. God in His sovereignty set it up that way. Period.
7. In His sovereignty God chose Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, etc. for His own sovereign reasons. He used them to fulfill His sovereign plan for His Creation. They did not seek God and offer themselves to Him. He chose them before time was created and revealed Himself to them and told them what they were to do.
8. Meditate on the life of Abraham. He was happily worshipping the idols of his fathers, in particular, the Moon-god, when God revealed Himself to him and commanded him to leave his home and go to a foreign land. Did Abraham first seek God and tell God he wanted to go to a foreign land? No. God initiated the entire process and carried it out.
9. Did you ever think about the people who lived on the land that God gave to Abraham? They thought they owned their lands, farms, cities, and villages. But God decided to kick them off His land and to give it to some foreigner named Abraham. By what right did God do that? The earth is the Lord’s and everything on it, in it, and under it. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills and the wealth in every land. He can give His property to whomever He decides to do so.
10. You do not own your house, land, bank accounts, etc. God owns everything you have. He will decide to do with it what He wants to do. God can make you rich or poor. He can give you a beautiful home or make you homeless.
11. You do not have ultimate power over your own life. You can exercise faithfully, take your vitamins every day, keep yourself trim, and fall over dead at thirty two! God, in His sovereignty, has already decided the day you will die; when you will die; where you will die; how you will die; of what you will die. You cannot shorten or lengthen your life. If you don’t understand this reality, read Job 14:1-6.
12. You punch your time card when you are conceived in your mother’s womb. You are allotted by God so many days, hours, and minutes on earth and, when your time is up, you will punch out and stand before God in Judgment. No “ifs ands or buts” allowed.
13. God in His sovereignty set up a universe in which angels and men are held accountable to their Creator for the totality of their lives. God has decreed that human responsibility is just as real as His sovereignty. “All those whom the Father has given to me will come to me.” That is the sovereignty of God in action. They will come. “And he who comes to me I will in no wise cast out.” That is human responsibility in action. The certainty of the elect coming to Christ does not negate the necessity of their going to Christ. God ordains the means as well as the ends of their salvation.
Prayer “O Most Sovereign Creator and Judge of the universe, I humbly bow before you in the dust and acknowledge that you alone are GOD. My times are in Your hands. You created me in my mother’s womb and have ordained my life from the beginning to the end. All that I have and all that I am is from You. Teach me therefore to number my days and to redeem the time I have on earth. I know that I exist to glorify you and to enjoy You forever. In Your presence is fullness of joy and at Your right hand there is ultimate fulfillment. Thank you for choosing me unto salvation and sanctifying me every day. In the precious name of Yehsua the Messiah, Amen.