God is Sovereign, that means He knows everything, he knows what I think, He knows what I am going to think before I think it, He knows what I am going to say before I say it, He knows my heart, my motives.
Psalms 33:11 says, ”The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.” God plans my life; he plans the future, and because He is Sovereign, what He plans happens. So the million-dollar question is, ”so what do I do, is there any reason to do anything, God has it covered, just relax and enjoy the ride.”
It truly is a mystery, how the sovereignty of God and the free will of men fit together, how the Sovereignty of God works with my goals for the future, and how the sovereignty of God fits with my diligence and faithfulness. It sure would be easier just to let God do His thing, go along for the ride, and get off in heaven.
One of the words that God uses to describe His sovereign will for us is ”warrior, ” He wants us to be warriors, that is we fight against injustice, we fight against evil, we fight against the enemy of God and all humanity, the devil. God created the devil to do just exactly what he is doing, and gave him the title ”our adversary”. Fighting, resisting, standing firm, conquering, overcoming, are used often in the Bible to describe who and what kind of people God wants us to be. The story of David and Goliath is a picture of our life. The story of Samson is a story of us.
Some will say to me, Jesus is the Lamb of God, therefore we need to be lambs not warriors. Revelation 17:14 says,m”These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”
So, how do I wage war against our adversary, the devil now. God created us for days like the ones we are currently living in. Romans 16:10 says, ” we will trample satan under our feet”. How? Tomorrow.