Our Good And His Glory

Day 1 of 3 • This day’s reading


Have you ever thought about the implications of God’s sovereign control over everything? If God is in control of everything, then everything you and I have been given to us is a direct result of God choosing to do so. There is nothing that you have received that was not either created by God or created by things that God created. 

You might want to read that sentence again. And maybe again, just for good measure.

It’s important. 

God produces each and every single thing. Because He does, He claims sovereignty over it all as well. He controls it. He is the consummate, and ultimate, micro-manager. He is intricately, intimately involved in every single detail. He manages the universe and all of us in it to the highest degree possible. And if He didn’t—if He just took a moment to step back and not hold the universe in place—we would all be obliterated in an instant.

From His vantage point, it all makes perfect sense. Yet from ours, time can seem marked by an endless array or series of contingencies that we may call “luck,” “chance” or even “random events.”

But that’s just how it seems; that’s not how it is.

Because nothing is random with God. He is working out the details of everything, not just watching it transpire. What’s more is that He is working out the details toward His intended goal. Once you and I come to understand His overarching goal, we can begin to understand His pathways.

To hear more about how God works, click here  to download a complimentary full length sermon from Dr. Tony Evans titled "Divine Reversals." We want to thank B&H Publishers for these excerpts from Tony Evans' book "Pathways: From Providence to Purpose, published in 2019.