The Sovereignty of God in Relation to Man's Secular Condition of Life
Malachi 1:2-3
I have loved you, said the LORD. Yet you say, Wherein have you loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? said the LORD…

1. Some men on this earth seem to be more favoured by providence than others, yet they are often unconscious of it. This is true of individuals, and of nations.

2. This difference in the privileges of men is to be ascribed to the sovereignty of God. That sovereignty does not imply either partiality on His part, or irresponsibleness on man's part.

3. Those whom the sovereignty of God does not favour are left in a secularly unenviable condition. They will —

(1)  Have their possessions destroyed.

(2)  Their efforts frustrated.

(3)  Their enemies prospering.


Parallel Verses
KJV: I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,

WEB: "I have loved you," says Yahweh. Yet you say, "How have you loved us?" "Wasn't Esau Jacob's brother?" says Yahweh, "Yet I loved Jacob;

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