I’m watching thousands of geese head north as I write this. It is an amazing sight; their flight pattern is distinct and beautiful and very complicated as I watch individual birds within the mass. I went outside and could hear multitudes of birds twittering, singing and honking. It is good for my soul.
A.W. Pink, The Sovereignty of God, p. 110.
God created all things.
This truth no one, who bows to the testimony of Holy Writ, will question; nor would any such be prepared to argue that the work of creation was an accidental work.
God first formed the purpose to create, and then put forth the creative act in fulfillment of that purpose.
All real Christians will readily adopt the words of the Psalmist and say, “O Lord, how manifold are Thy works ! in wisdom has Thou made them all.”
Will any who endorse what we have just said, deny that God purposed to govern the world which He created?
Surely the creation of the world was not the end of God’s purpose concerning it.
Surely He did not determine simply to create the world and place man in it, and then leave both to their fortunes.
It must be apparent that God has some great end or ends in view, worthy of His infinite perfections, and that He is now governing the world so as to accomplish these ends – “The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations” (Ps 33:11).