The natural impulse, is to think that nothing can limit the Almighty God. However, it is no lessening of the sovereignty of God to say human choice can limit His action IF we understand that it was God Himself who decreed that this should be so. When He created humans with the capacity for moral decision, He clearly was surrendering some of His own authority since ALL authority is actually His. Jesus stated this plainly in His trial before Pilate: ”You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above” (John 19:11). But Pilate HAD been given the power of choice, and he acted in weakness rather than in strength. Even so with the rest of us, God could have allowed us no choice. But He chose to allow us to choose whether or not to obey and serve Him. Like Pilate, we have the power of choice. God has granted us a great privilege. We can make choices that have eternal significance. What kind of choice are we making?
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