He Is a Law Unto Himself

“Now God did not place Adam upon a footing of conditional, creature responsibility, because it was right He should so place him? No, it was right because God did it. God did not even give creatures being because it was right for Him to do so, that is, because He was under any obligations to create; but it was right because He did so. God is sovereign. His will is supreme. So far from God being under any law of ‘right,’ He is a law unto Himself, so that whatever He does is right. And woe be to the rebel that calls His sovereignty into question: ‘Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker, to him who is but a potsherd among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, “What are you making?” Does your work say, “He has no hands’?’ (Isaiah 45:9).”

– Arthur W. Pink, The Attributes of God, p.26-27

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