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Providence of God, The


1. Is his care over his works. Ps 145:9.

2. Is exercised in

a. Preserving his creatures. Ne 9:6; Ps 36:6; Mt 10:29.

b. Providing for his creatures. Ps 104:27,28; 136:25; 147:9; Mt 6:26.

c. The special preservation of saints. Ps 37:28; 91:11; Mt 10:30.

d. Prospering saints. Ge 24:48,56.

e. Protecting saints. Ps 91:4; 140:7.

f. Delivering saints. Ps 91:3; Isa 31:5.

g. Leading saints. De 8:2,15; Isa 31:5.

h. Leading saints. De 8:2,15; Isa 63:12.

i. Bringing His words to pass. Nu 26:65; Jos 21:45; Lu 21:32,33.

j. Ordering the ways of men. Pr 16:9; 19:21; 20:24.

k. Ordaining the conditions and circumstances of men. 1Sa 2:7,8; Ps 75:6,7.

l. Determining the period of human life. Ps 31:15; 39:5; Ac 17:26.

m. Defeating wicked designs. Ex 15:9-19; 2Sa 17:14,15; Ps 33:10.

n. Overruling wicked designs for good. Ge 45:5-7; 50:20; Php 1:12.

o. Preserving the course of nature. Ge 8:22; Job 26:10; Ps 104:5-9.

p. Directing all events. Jos 7:14; 1Sa 6:7-10,12; Pr 16:33; Isa 44:7; Ac 1:26.

q. Ruling the elements. Job 37:9-13; Isa 50:2; Joh 1:4,15; Na 1:4.

r. Ordering the minutest matters. Mt 10:29,30; Lu 21:18.

3. Is righteous. Ps 145:17; Da 4:37.

4. Is ever watchful. Ps 121:4; Isa 27:3.

5. Is all pervading. Ps 139:1-5.

6. Sometimes dark and mysterious. Ps 36:6; 73:16; 77:19; Ro 11:33.

7. All things are ordered by

a. For his glory. Isa 63:14.

b. For good to saints. Ro 8:28.

8. The wicked made to promote the designs. Isa 10:5-12; Ac 3:17,18.

9. To be acknowledged

a. In prosperity. De 8:18; 1Ch 29:12.

b. In adversity. Job 1:21; Ps 119:15.

c. In public calamities. Am 3:6.

d. In our daily support. Ge 48:15.

e. In all things. Pr 3:6.

10. Cannot be defeated. 1Ki 22:30,34; Pr 21:30.

11. Man’s efforts are vain without. Ps 127:1,2; Pr 21:31.

12. Saints should

a. Trust in. Mt 6:33,34; 10:9,29-31.

b. Have full confidence in. Ps 16:8; 139:10.

c. Commit their works to. Pr 16:3.

d. Encourage themselves. 1Sa 30:6.

e. Pray in dependence upon. Ac 12:5.

f. Pray to be guided by. Ge 24:12-14; 28:20,21; Ac 1:24.

13. Result of depending upon. Lu 22:35.

14. Connected with the use of means. 1Ki 21:19; 22:37,38; Mic 5:2; Lu 2:1-4; Ac 27:22,31,32.

15. Danger of denying. Isa 10:13-17; Eze 28:2-10; Da 4:29-31; Ho 2:8,9.