There is no attribute of God more comforting to his children than the doctrine of Divine Sovereignty. . . . On the other hand, there is no doctrine more hated by others . . . .  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 sustain the earth, 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, without consulting them in the matter, then it is that men turn a deaf ear to us, for God on his throne is not the God they love.

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