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Free Ebook Friday: The Sovereignty of God in Providence

“There are six basic principles surrounding the sovereignty of God in providence that run all the way through the Word of God and undergird its message of salvation. It is essential to understand and believe these principles in order to have a biblical understanding of God Himself and how to respond to His doings in your life. Grasping and applying these truths to your everyday life is the foundation of biblical hope that leads to true joy in the Lord…

1. God has a definite plan and purpose for the world.

2. God is always in control of all things and is constantly at work accomplishing His plan.

3. God controls and uses everyone, even the devil, in working out His plan.

4. God punishes the people that He uses to accomplish His purposes when they act out of wrong motives.

5. All things are from God, but the devil is the agent of all evil.

6. Although all sickness and affliction are part of God’s purposes and under His sovereign control, it does not follow that all sickness and affliction are necessarily chastisement for sin.”

Author: John Reisinger

Pages: 32

Format: Booklets

Code: sogi

Language: English

Download as: PDF, Epub, Mobi

Source: (Chapel Library)

Evening Praise

Giver of all, another day is ended and I take my place beneath my great redeemer’s cross, where healing streams continually descend, where balm is poured into every wound, where I wash anew in the all-cleansing blood, assured that Thou seest in me no spots of sin. Yet a little while and I shall go to Thy home and be no more seen; help me to gird up the loins of my mind, to quicken my step, to speed as if each moment were my last, that my life be joy, my death glory.

I thank Thee for the temporal blessings of this world—the refreshing air, the light of the sun, the food that renews strength, the raiment that clothes, the dwelling that shelters, the sleep that gives rest, the starry canopy of night, the summer breeze, the flowers’ sweetness, the music of flowing streams, the happy endearments of family, kindred, friends. Things animate, things inanimate, minister to my comfort. My cup runs over. Suffer me not to be insensible to these daily mercies. Thy hand bestows blessings: Thy power averts evil. I bring my tribute of thanks for spiritual graces, the full warmth of faith, the cheering presence of Thy Spirit, the strength of Thy restraining will, Thy spiking of hell’s artillery. Blessed be my sovereign Lord!

Taken from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, edited by Arthur Bennett. Reformatted by Eternal Life Ministries.

Concerning the Will of Man

The will is a beast of burden.

If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills;

if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills;

Nor can it choose its rider…

The riders contend for its possession.

Martin Luther (1483-1546)