Cameron, Clegg, Coalitions, And God’s Good PleasureMay 12, 2010
Why does God adopt children? Why does He forgive sins and redeem slaves? Why is God’s grand design to unite all things – in heaven and on earth - under the rule of His Son? (See Ephesians 1:3-14)
Paul’s answer is simple but profound. God devised His salvation plan “in accordance with His pleasure and will” (Eph 1:5). God wills His gracious purposes. More than that, God takes pleasure in them.
Quite a contrast, wouldn’t you say, to recent political negotiations in the UK?
God’s policies were not ratified by any man or woman. The Divine Sovereign heeded no focus group. He did not curry electorate votes on His ‘salvation proposals’ (for the constituents of His world did not exist).
The Lord of heaven and earth did not need to cut a deal with any outside party. There was no need for God to ‘compromise’ with anyone. Sovereignly, independently you might say, God the Holy Trinity determined the course of human history.
God decided that everything would be summed up in Christ. His was a coalition of One.