One of the main consequences of the fall is that we do not want God to rule over us. We might think that God’s ruling over us is going to limit our fun, our joy, and our contentment in this life. However, what if God’s ruling over us by his providence actually secures our fun, our joy, and our contentment? How do we find contentment in the Lord as he rules over us?
The Lord rules over this creation and over this world. When we survey this creation and different challenges that we face in our day to day lives we might question the Lord’s competence. There is unrest, turmoil, and there is trouble in this world so why do we want our God to be sovereign? It would seem better if we could try out hand at ruling the world. So, why is it a good thing that God is sovereign and we are not sovereign?
We can think of the Lord being in the midst of his people as a New Testament promise. We think about Pentecost with the Holy Spirit being poured forth showing conclusively that the Lord is in the midst of His people. Is it true that this is only a promise for the New Testament Church or is this promise truly rooted elsewhere?
Asking the Lord to give us our daily bread could be another way of asking the Lord to make me more successful. In other words it is the desire that we want to be successful. The problem that we have as humans is looking beyond this world and believing that our Heavenly Father is more than looking down upon us, but is actually caring for us. So, when we ask the Lord for our daily bread what are we exactly asking the Lord to provide?
We believe that God is sovereign and rules over all things. This is helpful when you talk about theology and God’s continued care for this world. So, why would we care about God being sovereign in terms of our redemption? What does God being sovereign and Lord over this creation really mean for our redemption?