Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. (Psalm 115:3 ESV)
“Learn then this basic truth, that the Creator is absolute Sovereign, executing His own will, performing His own pleasure, and considering naught but His own glory. “The Lord hath made all things FOR HIMSELF. (Prov. 16:4). And had He not a perfect right to do so? Since God is God, who dare challenge His prerogative? To murmur against Him is rank rebellion. To question His ways is to impugn His wisdom. To criticize Him is sin of the deepest dye. Have we forgotten who He is” (A.W. Pink, The
Sovereignty of God, 30)?
“To say, as alas! Many preachers are saying, God is willing to do His part if you will do yours, is a wretched and excuseless denial of the Gospel of His grace. To declare that God helps those who help themselves, is to repudiate one of the most precious truths taught in the Bible, and in the Bible alone; namely, that God helps those who are unable to help themselves, who have tried again and again, only to fail. To say that the sinner’s salvation turns upon the action of his own will, is another form of the God-dishonouring dogma of salvation by human efforts” (A.W. Pink, The Sovereignty of God, 142).
“How deeply do men err who conceive of God as subject to our human will or as standing respectfully to wait upon our human pleasure” (A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of Man).