Friday, January 16, 2009


"Sovereignty characterises the whole Being of God. He is sovereign in all His attributes. He is sovereign in the exercise of His power. His power is exercised as He wills, when He wills, where He wills. This fact is evidenced on every page of Scripture."

"Many other instances might be adduced illustrating the sovereign exercise of God's power. Take one other example. God put forth His power and David was delivered from Goliath, the giant; the moths of the lions were closed and Daniel escaped unhurt; the three Hebrew children were cast into the burning fiery furnace and came for the unharmed and unscorched. But God's power did not always interpose for the deliverance of His people, for we read: "And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword; they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented: (Heb. 11:36, 37). But why? Why were not these men of faith delivered like the others? Or why were not the others suffered to be killed like these? Why should God's power interpose and rescue some and not others? Why allow Stephen to be stoned to death and then deliver Peter from prison?"

- A. W. Pink, The Sovereignty of God


John said...

I loved that book. In the biography of Pink written by Iain Murray, we are told that Pink regretted having written it. It was his wish that it not be reprinted again. I'm glad it was.

Unbreakable Joy said...

I'm enjoying it. I can't believe he didn't want it reprinted.