“. . . who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.” Romans 9:5
Here we see the simple declaration that Christ is over all. However, we may feel at times that He is neither engaged nor in charge─we must take His word on faith. Were He to suspend His rule for a moment, the Universe would completely disintegrate. Its existence is abiding proof to us of His uninterrupted oversight. We need only to look around us to be reminded that no matter what comes into our lives, He has it covered.
“There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth” (Luke 15:10). At the crucifixion “there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour” (Luke 23:44). Paul wrote of the Israelites, “Of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen” (Romans 9:5). “But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we” (Hebrews 3:6). “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers” (1 Peter 3:12). Jesus said, “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron” (Revelation 2:26–27).
GOLDEN THOUGHT: The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (July 20 reading).]