God's Sovereignty on Display (Ezekiel 17:24)
Ezekiel. Chapter Seventeen verse. Twenty Four All the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord. I bring low the high tree and I make high the low tree. Dry Up, the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I, am the Lord I have spoken and I will do it. This is the last verse in chapter that uses all kinds of different images and parables really that we don't have time to get into here in the short podcast but the reason I read this verse one lead us to pray according to this verse. Is the sheer sovereignty of God on display in the words of Ezekiel. Seventeen twenty four listen to it again. All the trees of the field. So know that I am the Lord I God says bring low the high tree. And I. Make Low tree high. I. Dry up the green tree I make the dry tree flourish in other words. Or not a tree, yours high or is low is dependent on who? It's dependent on God. He is the one who is sovereign over the height of trees and then whether or not they're green or dried up when another flourishing or an empty God is sovereign over that. The whole picture that we have in this verson course all over scripture is that everything? Exists under the sovereignty of God. That God is in control with authority over all things. and. And this is A. Reminder for every single one of us today. There so many implications of this. But let's just let it lead us to prayer Oh God. We pray that you would help us to understand. What it means to live. Under your sovereignty. To understand all things under your sovereignty. God we praise you for your sovereignty. We praise you the you are ultimately in control of all things that the world is not spinning out of control even when. So many circumstances around us. Right around US far from us. Seem like they're out of Control God we praise you that you are on the throne and you are ultimately in control even the things we don't understand God we praise you. That you are ultimately sovereign over everything and so we submit to you. Oh God our lives. Depend on you. We can do nothing without you. So we pray that you would help us to grow in humility. Help us to grow in. Glad submission to you. If you are lord of all than you are indeed Lord of our lives, and so we lay down our lives before you and we pray help us to follow you help us to obey you help us to hear and understand your word and live according to it. God is we look to our future and our lives. Future in her family's future in our country's future in the world, we say all of our trust is in you it's not in riches. It's not in this or that leader it's not in our possessions. It's not in anything. This world offers us all of our trust is in you you're our hope all of our hope is in you. Even think about your sovereignty and averse like Romans Eight, twenty, eight, you're working all things together for the good of those who love unit called according to your purpose. That's only true. We can only believe that if you are sovereign over all things and so we praise you praise you for your sovereignty over all things, your power and authority to work all of them together for the good of those who love you and have been called according to your purpose the. The limits of your sovereignty and what that means we cannot exhaust so. Oh, God, we we cannot fathom. The implications of your sovereignty over all things but based on Zeki Chapter Seventeen verse, Twenty Four. We pause right now and rephrase you as the Lord of all we humble ourselves before you and we say in submission to you not are will today but yours be done only keep us close to you trusting in you pointing to you. Seeing everything to Lens of who you are. Mesa God centered people who live in the light of your sovereignty over all things. In Jesus name, we pray in the name of the one who has all authority in Heaven and on Earth in Jesus name we pray.