Read: Matthew 10:26-33
Not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. (v. 29)
Why does the language “act of God” refer to disasters? Apparently, insurance actuaries need some training in theology. Isn’t the tree that did not fall on my house an act of God? What about the overall health my family enjoys?
Sovereignty means the monarch’s reign and governance. The Reformers believed that God is the almighty king over everything. God’s sovereignty rules over all (Ps. 103:19), including the natural world and human life, from Egyptian plagues and parting seas, to the hearts of kings (Prov. 21:1) and all of our steps (Prov. 16:9). Christ himself calms the sea, heals sickness, and withers a fig tree.
Jesus says not one sparrow will fall apart from the will of Father God. (And truly, isn’t it good to know you are worth more than many sparrows?) Note the personal meaning of God’s sovereign will: fear not! We do not need to fear anything if God is provident over all. Because a sovereign God has all things covered (including our value), it is a 100-percent protection plan. Some want to limit God’s sovereignty; what then, an 80-percent insurance program? But anxiety would reign supreme over that 20 percent not covered! A totally sovereign God gives us 100 percent coverage. Suffering may come, but nothing is outside God’s protection, and ultimately all things work together for the good. —Michael Andres
Prayer: Sovereign God, it comforts me to know you have the whole world in your hands.