God says some pretty amazing things about his sovereign authority. And he never appears to be embarrassed about it.
My Bible reading on Sunday had me in Leviticus, Proverbs, Psalms and 2 Thessalonians.
Just look what he says about his authority over leprosy:
The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 34 “When you come into the land of Canaan, which I give you for a possession, and I put a case of leprous disease in a house in the land of your possession,35 then he who owns the house shall come and tell the priest, ‘There seems to me to be some case of disease in my house.’ Leviticus 14:33-35
This is a direct statement of “I did it.” There really isn’t a way to get around the plain meaning of it – nor should we want to!
I’ve read Leviticus a number of times but had passed over this strong, direct statement of his sovereignty over leprosy every time – until Sunday. I looked at my index of verses on disease and disability to make sure I had included these verses, and I had. So, for some reason the Holy Spirit wanted me to feel the significance of verse 34 on Sunday, and I did!
Then my reading concluded in 2 Thessalonians:
13 But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13
We have so many reasons to hope in God! And I am glad he is unembarrassed to express how he exercises that authority, including over disease and disability.