Pristine Grace

A Display of God's Sovereignty
by Gary Shepard

     There is a great display of God's sovereignty within the Church that He bought with His own blood. He places whom He will in it, prospers them as He will, gives spiritual gifts as He will and leads them as He will. But in this there is a great equality. He loves them all the same and shall reward them all the same because they all stand before Him on the merits of Christ and not themselves. They all believe the same thing … they believe on Christ. They all give the same amount … as the Lord has prospered them. They all do the same thing … what He has gifted them and enabled them and commanded them to do.