This week I re-read Jerry Bridges excellent book, Trusting God. I had no idea what I was getting myself involved with when I first opened this book over twenty years ago. Three years of Bible College had somehow blinded me to the precious reality of the sovereignty of God in all things. Truth be known, my education can not be blamed for my ignorance concerning God’s sovereignty. Rather, my pride got in the way of truth and hijacked one of the most incredible maxims in Scripture.
The author provides an “accessible gateway” for learning the doctrines of grace. Admittedly, this gateway seems simple enough to begin with. But by the end of Trusting God the reader is launched to into the thin air of Mt. Everest! Bridges introduces readers to the breathtaking doctrines of God’s decrees, providence, and his comprehensive sovereignty. Thoughtful readers will linger at the summit longer than a climber on the real mountain. And passionate Christ-followers purpose to stay at 29,045 feet for the rest of their lives trusting in a God who promises to work for them (Isa. 64:4).