January 9th, 2012

creation, genesis 1, world

Sovereign God

Yesterday I was reflecting on the nation of Assyria. It was a mighty, ancient nation dating back to the early days of the earth. The Assyrian King list gives us a picture of this. This document lists the Assyrian kings who ruled during the course of some 1500 years. Yet "behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket" Isaiah 40. "Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD?" Psalm 89:6b For the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, He is God, He alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. He has made heaven and earth. Isaiah 37:16

The LORD was also sovereign over Assyria and when He decreed that "she shall be led away captive," (Nahum 2:7) it was so. "Though Nineveh of old was like a pool of water, now they flee away." (Nahum 2:8) And the Assyrian empire came to an end.

"Nineveh is laid waste!
Who will bemoan her?" Nahum 3:7

"O LORD God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You?" 2 Chronicles 20:6