Piper: Why Do We So Deeply Cherish God’s Sovereignty?

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“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he.  Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.  I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior.  I declared and saved and proclaimed, when there was no strange god among you; and you are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and I am God. Also henceforth I am he; there is none who can deliver from my hand; I work, and who can turn it back?” Isaiah 43:10-13 

John Piper, in a sermon, “I Am the Lord, and Besides Me There is No Savior”

When he says, “I am God!” (v. 12b), he declares his deity – his God-ness. When he says, “I act and none can reverse it!” he declares his sovereignty

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