“He is supreme in every admirable way over everything:
· over galaxies and endless reaches of space;
· over the earth from the top of Mount Everest 29,000 feet up, to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean 36,000 feet down into the Mariana Trench;
· He is supreme over all plants and animals, from the peaceful Blue Whale to the microscopic killer viruses;
· over all weather and movements of the earth: hurricanes, tornadoes, monsoons, earthquakes, avalanches, floods, snow, rain, sleet;
· over all chemical processes that heal and destroy: cancer, AIDS, malaria, flu, and all the workings of antibiotics and a thousand healing medicines.
· He is supreme over all countries and all governments and all armies;
· over Al Qaeda and all terrorists and kidnappings and suicide bombings and beheadings;
· over bin Ladin and al-Zarqawi;
· over all nuclear threats from Iran or Russia or North Korea.
· He is supreme over all politics and elections;
· over all media and news and entertainment and sports and leisure;
· and over all education and universities and scholarship and science and research;
· and over all business and finance and industry and manufacturing and transportation; and over all the internet and information systems.”
– John Piper
“From where, then, does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding? It is hidden from the eyes of all living and concealed from the birds of the air. Abaddon and Death say, ‘We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.’
“God understands the way to it, and he knows its place. For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. When he gave to the wind its weight and apportioned the waters by measure, when he made a decree for the rain and a way for the lightning of the thunder, then he saw it and declared it; he established it, and searched it out. And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’ ” Job 28:20-28
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