Tag Archives: Providence

The Malignant Cancer of Envy & Its Cure

Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. THOMAS MANTON (1620-1677): There are two sins which were Christ’s sorest enemies, covetousness and envy. Covetousness sold Christ and envy delivered Him—Envy … Continue reading

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When God Shuts Up a Preacher’s Mouth

Ezekiel 3:24-27 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house. Behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with … Continue reading

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When God’s Providences Seem to Contradict God’s Promises

Genesis 13:14-16; Genesis 15:1-4 And the LORD said unto Abram…Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I … Continue reading

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The Great Physician’s Prescription for Overcoming Fear

Mark 4:40; Matthew 10:29-31; Mark 11:22        Why are you so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?        Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Weather Report on Sovereign Grace

Amos 4:7; Romans 9:14-16        I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city.        What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, … Continue reading

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Why Does God ‘Permit’ Evil? The Secret Purposes of God

Proverbs 16:9; Ephesians 1:11         A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.         According to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will. JOHN CALVIN (1509-1564): All events … Continue reading

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God Fits His Servants for the Work He has Purposed Them to Do

Exodus 31:1-5        And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: and I have filled him with the spirit of God, … Continue reading

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Following the Lord’s Leading

Numbers 9:18-20        At the commandment of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents. And when the … Continue reading

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God’s Perfect Providential Timing

Ecclesiastes 3:1; Ezekiel 10:13        To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.        And as for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel. MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): To … Continue reading

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Interpreting God’s Providences

Ecclesiastes 3:11        No man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. STEPHEN CHARNOCK (1628-1680): We are too short-sighted to apprehend and judge of God’s works; man cannot understand his own way, Proverbs … Continue reading

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