God is Sovereign

19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; 20 for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” 21 When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened; 22 for the man was more than forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed. Acts 4:19-28 (NASB) Read verses 23-28 on the site.

When we make statements like, “God is Sovereign.” we sometimes include a qualifier in that statement like this, “God is Sovereign over ‘something.” That is a fallacious statement though meant well. God is Sovereign….

There is no need to add any qualifier to that statement. I have heard many well meaning people say, “God is Sovereign over salvation.” Well, He is, but He is also Sovereign over all of creation. There is nothing over which He is not sovereign.

In this post we will look at the ten miracles in the book of Jonah. In Jonah we have a prophet who ran from God’s command to preach to the people of Ninevah. Jonah ran because he hated the Assyrians, but the root of his problem was that he had a rebellious and prideful heart.

The first miracle is found in Jonah 1:4.

4 The Lord hurled a great wind on the sea and there was a great storm on the sea so that the ship was about to break up. Jonah 1:4 (NASB) 

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