October 20, 20191 Samuel 2:6-8 — The Lord kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. The Lord makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts. He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and on them he has set the world.
The Lord, in His sovereignty, controls not only our birth and our death, but also the whole of life in-between.