God's Providence over the Individual

The providence of God extends not only over nations, but also over individuals. The circumstances of every man's birth, life, and death, are ordered by God. Whether we are born in a heathen or in a Christian land, in the Church or out of it; whether weak or strong; with many, or with few talents; whether we are prosperous or afflicted; whether we live a longer or a shorter time, are not matters determined by chance, or by the unintelligent sequence of events, but by the will of God. 1 Sam. ii. 6, 7, "The Lord killeth and maketh alive: He bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. The Lord maketh poor and maketh rich, He bringeth low and lifteth up." Is. xlv. 5, "I am the Lord (the absolute ruler), and there is none else; there is no God besides me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me." Prov. xvi. 9, "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps." Ps. lxxv. 6, 7, "Promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge (ruler): he putteth down one, and setteth up another." Ps. xxxi. 15, "My times (the vicissitudes of life) are in thy hands." Acts xvii. 26, God "hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed (i.e., the turning points in history) and the bounds of their habitation.

Hodge v 1 p 588

  1. Work:

    1. Our next version upgrade job finally out of Q.A. (only took 3 months!)
    2. General UAT invite goes out on Tuesday with a UAT period for 2 weeks.
    3. I have a presentation to my boss's boss on Monday on my proposed communications strategy

  2. Home:

    1. Tonight's reading: Deuteronomy 23 & 24
    2. Willows budding out
    3. Medicine Lake iced out today

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