"We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth"
Ezra 5 v 11
What a statement the above is, reminding us of the total supremacy of God. Simply put God is the highest authority there is. It's as impossible for Him not to be God, as it's impossible for Him not to be supreme.
- God is sovereignly supreme in His character and ability.
- God is sovereignly supreme because all things were created by Him.
- God is sovereignly supreme because all things are sustained by Him.
God is God of heaven and earth. God's supremacy extends throughout heaven, the angels in heaven are subject to His authority. God's supremacy also extends throughout the earth, He sovereignly rules over all people in every respect. Also, God's supremacy extends throughout hell, the devil and his angels being subject to His authority.
All believers in Christ are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, so what is our attitude to the total supremacy of God? We are clearly obliged to obey God.
- It should be a complete obedience because no area of our lives is beyond His control.
- It should be such is God's supremacy, a perpetual obedience all the days of our lives.
- It ought to be an obedience from the heart out of love for God, and not some mechanical legalistic obedience.
- It should be a joyful obedience, we ought to be able to say, "I delight to do thy will, O my God," (Psalm 40 v 8).
Do we see it's a glory and great privilege as believers in Christ, to be the servants of a sovereign God who is supreme over all?