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Here are just a few of the many Scriptures which reveals the sovereignity of God which is independent from the will of man. Please let me know what you think about them. There are so many more Scriptures too which we can explore together. God rules and reigns because He is on the throne.
The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
The counsel of the LORD stands forever,
the plans of his heart to all generations.
This one is saying that the ways of God are opposed to the ways of man, and will always win out in the end; not that he dictates the affairs of man. Since there is evil in the world, we can concluded that men are left to govern themselves by their free will.
all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
and he does according to his will among the host of heaven
and among the inhabitants of the earth;
and none can stay his hand
or say to him, “What have you done?”
I actually don't really see how this one is related to the subject... God's will is supremely powerful, true, but that does not mean he forces it on us...
He covers the heavens with clouds;
he prepares rain for the earth;
he makes grass grow on the hills.
He gives to the beasts their food,
and to the young ravens that cry.
Poetic license, as with most of the psalms, they are artistic attempts to relate God's power. It is by God's will that we exist, and through his word that our reality came into being; that does not mean that he sits there making every drop of rain fall individually...
The mind of man plans his way,
But the LORD directs his steps.
Again with the poetic license, but even taken literally this means that the Lord acts as a guide. People don't always listen to their guides, as indicated every time you disobeyed a parent.
Who is there who speaks and it comes to pass,
Unless the Lord has commanded it?
This is the conclusion to a passage in a which a man, the writer, focuses on the troubles of His life, and how he has given them up to God, and places his trust in God above all else, because if all that -is- comes from God, then all that -is- is God's to take. Your particular interpretation is the result of a strictly literal interpretation of the Bible, void of context or culture.
It could also be concluded that this passage is referencing the fact that without God there would be no existence, and so without God nothing would come to pass, therefore it is necessary for God to command reality to exist.
This answer is convoluted, I know. I hope someone who is better at explaining it steps in >_>
Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”
Please reference more of the passage below:
This verse is dealing with the fact that our lives may be cut off at any point, and therefor it does not do to dwell on the things of this world, but rather to place our focus on God and the great eternity he welcomes us to. While I agree that this verse does support that God will call us home at the end of our lives, and that we don't know when that will be, it does not support your assertion of absolute control over every minute facet of existence.