First posted January 3, 2009:
Here is a verse most of you will be familiar with:
From his chapter entitled The Christian's Assurance in his book Comfort For Christians, Pink writes: "All things work together." The first thought occurring to us is this: What a glorious Being our God be, who is able to make all things so work! What a frightful amount of evil there is in constant activity. What an almost infinite number of creatures there are in the world. What an incalculable quantity of opposing self-interests at work. What a vast army of rebels fighting against God. What hosts of super-human creatures over opposing the Lord. And yet, high above all, is GOD, in undisturbed calm, complete master of the situation. There, from the throne of His exalted majesty, He worketh all things after the counsel of His own will (Eph. 1:11).
That is a fine bit of writing! I love this line: What an incalculable quantity of opposing self-interests at work. Think of the myriad of selfish wills constantly at tension with one another and at odds with God. And yet He stands sovereign over it all! And He effects good for His children out of that mayhem. Awesome! You can read Pink's book Comfort For Christians online here.