The God of All 

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For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and bestows his riches upon all who call upon him. (Romans 10:12; emphases added)

When I was praying Psalm 145 recently, I was struck by how often the word “all” occurs in that one Psalm. The omniscient God is Pantokrator, Lord of all that exists.  The Creator is God not only of Jews, Christians, believers or saints, for God is Lord of all which includes sinners, unbelievers or atheists. This is the universalism of God.

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The Lord is gracious and merciful, Longsuffering and abundant in mercy. The Lord is good to all, And His mercies are upon all His works. O Lord, let all Your works praise You and Your holy ones bless You. They shall tell of Your kingdom’s glory, and they shall speak of Your power, that all the sons of men may know Your power and the glory of Your kingdom’s magnificence.

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Your kingdom is a kingdom of all the ages, and Your dominion is from generation to generation. The Lord is faithful in His words and holy in all His works. The Lord supports all who stumble and restores all who are broken down. All eyes hope in You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and fill every living thing with Your pleasure.

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The Lord is righteous in all His ways and holy in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He shall do the will of those who fear Him, and He shall hear their supplications and save them.

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The Lord keeps all who love Him, but all the sinners He shall utterly destroy. My mouth shall speak the Lord’s praise, and let all flesh bless His holy name Forever and unto ages of ages.  (Psalm 145:8-21)

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God gives many gifts to everyone, not just to believers or saints.

… be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. (Matthew 5:45)

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