God, as seen in Romans 9

I am preaching through the book of Romans. We’re at Romans 9 this morning which is without doubt, the most politically incorrect passage in the Bible. It is like Mount Everest in elevation; lofty, exalted, stark, rugged, and totally just, there! … proclaiming with a loud voice, “God does what He wants, when He wants, the way He wants, without asking for anyone’s opinion.”

None can thwart Him, none can hinder Him…. as Martin Luther said, “even the devil is God’s devil!”

God says, “My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure” (Isa. 46:10); “He does according to His will in the army of heaven, and the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand” (Dan. 4:35).

Divine sovereignty means that God is God in fact, as well as in name, that He is on the Throne of the universe, working all things “after the counsel of His own will” (Eph. 1:11).