Saturday, February 18

What are God's works of providence?

God's works of providence are his most holy,[1] wise,[2] and powerful preserving [3] and governing [4] all his creatures; ordering them, and all their actions,[5] to his own glory.[6]
  1. Psa. 145:17
    The Lord is righteous in all his ways
    and kind in all his works.

  2. Psa. 104:24
    O Lord, how manifold are your works!
    In wisdom have you made them all;
    the earth is full of your creatures.
    Isa. 28:29
    This also comes from the Lord of hosts;
    he is wonderful in counsel
    and excellent in wisdom.

  3. Heb. 1:3
    He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.

  4. Psa. 103:19
    The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
    and his kingdom rules over all.

  5. Matt. 10:29-31
    Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
    Gen. 45:7
    And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors.

  6. Rom. 11:36
    For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
    Isa. 63:14
    Like livestock that go down into the valley,
    the Spirit of the Lord gave them rest.
    So you led your people,
    to make for yourself a glorious name.

Question 18, Westminster Larger Catechism.

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