Impartial Grace: Psalm 33

By Yahweh’s word, the heavens were made; all their army by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap. He lays up the deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth fear Yahweh. Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spoke, and it was done. He commanded, and it stood firm. Yahweh brings the counsel of the nations to nothing. He makes the thoughts of the peoples to be of no effect. The counsel of Yahweh stands fast forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is Yahweh, the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance. Yahweh looks from heaven. He sees all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, he who fashions all of their hearts;and he considers all of their works.

(Psalm 33:6-15, emphasis added)

Our God is Sovereign. He created the earth and the heavens. He spoke and the heavens were made. He breathed His Spirit onto all in the heavens He made. He created us. He knitted us together in our mothers’ wombs. He breathed and His Spirit is in us and is upon us from the moment we are conceived. His place is Sovereign. His rule is all-powerful. His will is His command. His command is righteous and pure. His will stands forever. It is His will that all be saved. It is His will that all generations will know His will. “Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.”

The nation the Lord has chosen is blessed. Israel is blessed and believers are grafted into Israel and are blessed. He “…fashions the hearts of them all.” God thwarts the plans of men, particularly those plans that are contrary to His. He makes the unrighteous plan of governments foolish in His sight. God sees everything. Scripture teaches, “Wash your hands you sinners.” Get all the dirt from your life and wash it away. He sees it all from His throne. There is nothing we can hide from Him. God knows our hearts. After all, He created them. He knows our innermost thoughts. He knows what scares us. He knows what entices us. Simply put, He knows it all.

There is not a man alive nor a person to be born that can save himself. Salvation is not a matter of physical strength. God has promised to deliver us from death. His Son has told us that He has prepared a place for us in His Father’s house. We have nothing to fear on this earth. It is our calling to revere our Lord. The preacher committed to universal reconciliation delightfully exposes these verses to mean God is love. God is merciful. God is Sovereign. It is His will that all be saved. The advocate of universal reconciliation teaches God’s redemption is intended for all. This is Impartial Grace.