Genesis 15: 12-16 - Unnerving Sovereignty
As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him. Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions. As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age. And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” – Genesis 15:12-16 ESV
It’s easy to get caught up with all the promises and blessings God extends to us. Even easier to slip into the thought that because of His good nature, God owes us. But the one thing that will get you through the disappointments of life is the one thing that is hardest to come to terms with – the fact that God is sovereign.