Since I began studying – against my will – the Doctrines of Grace, I’ve been surprised at the places you will find declarations of God’s power in Scripture. This morning, I read these verses from Job 23:
Verse 10 is a famous passage which is clearly speaking of Jehovah:
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
What a comfort those words are! But there is more, as Job continues to talk of the one, true, living God in verses 11-16:
My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth. For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him. Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him. For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
There it is, the lovely doctrine of God’s omnipotence! “But he is of one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth. For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me:” There is no room for our complaints with God, or for our thoughts. Job says, “when I consider, I am afraid of him, For God maketh my heart soft.” Yes, God makes hearts soft, and he makes them hard, too (remember Pharaoh in Exodus 7:13?).
You don’t need to pull out a concordance, or do a search online, looking for a few obscure passages in God’s Word to prove that the Doctrines of Grace are Bible doctrines, you just need to read the Bible!
It’s everywhere you look.