The language of submission

In his sermon on II Samuel 10 this evening, John Perritt pointed out that there are at least three declarations of trust in the providence of God in I-II Samuel: Eli – “It is the Lord, let Him do what seems good to Him” (I Sam 3:18 -some may argue he is displaying an arrogant apathy here, but I don’t agree); Jonathan – “…perhaps the Lord will work for us” (I Sam 14:6); and Joab – “…may the Lord do what is good in His sight” (II Sam 10:12).

This is how we speak if we believe that God is sovereign and we are responsible. This is how we speak of we’re praying, “Thy will be done.” Is this the way you speak? May the Lord enable us to rest in His sovereign grace.

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