"Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?—Matthew 20:15.
Mit dem hier von Spurgeon zitierten Text wollte ich nur sagen, dass was bereits schon drin steht (leider natuerlich alles in engl., sorry dafuer), dass die Menschen (mich frueher inklusive) Gott oft nur so lange in "ihr" Leben lassen, solange er nicht die komplette Herrschaft ueber ihr Leben beansprucht. Das Menschenzentrierte Denken in der Heutigen Zeit in der Welt ist schon schlimm genug, aber in der "Kirche"!! Unter Glaeubigen!! Ich staune oft darueber, aber dann wiederum doch nicht.THE householder says, "Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?" and even so does the God of heaven and earth ask this question of you this morning. "Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?" There is no attribute of God more comforting to his children than the doctrine of Divine Sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe troubles, they believe that Sovereignty hath ordained their afflictions, that Sovereignty overrules them, and that Sovereignty will sanctify them all. There is nothing for which the children of God ought more earnestly to contend than the dominion of their Master over all creation—the kingship of God over all the works of his own hands—the throne of God, and his right to sit upon that throne. On the other hand, there is no doctrine more hated by worldlings, no truth of which they have made such a foot-ball, as the great, stupendous, but yet most certain doctrine of the Sovereignty of the infinite Jehovah. Men will allow God to be everywhere except on his throne. They will allow him to be in his workshop to fashion worlds and to make stars. They will allow him to be in his almonry to dispense his alms and bestow his bounties. They will allow him to sustain the earth and bear up the pillars thereof, or light the lamps of heaven, or rule the waves of the ever-moving ocean; but when God ascends his throne, his creatures then gnash their teeth; and when we proclaim an enthroned God, and his right to do as he wills with his own, to dispose of his creatures as he thinks well, without consulting them in the matter, then it is that we are hissed and execrated, and then it is that men turn a deaf ear to us, for God on his throne is not the God they love. They love him anywhere better than they do when he sits with his sceptre in his hand and his crown upon his head.
Ich empfehle auch waermstens das Buch "Die Souveränität Gottes" von A.W.Pink.