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Job 42:1-6

God’s Good Providence

OUTLINE:

The purposes of the Lord …
I. God’s Sovereign Hand
A. Over All
B. In Action
C. Always Good
II. Witnessed By Man
A. Epic Displays
B. Minute Operations
C. The Greatest Demonstration
III. Cherished by God’s Children
A. Before Birth
B. Throughout Life
C. And in Death
… planned for our good.

Heidelberg Catechism Lords’ Day 10

27. Q. What do you understand by the providence of God?
A. God’s providence is His almighty and ever present power,
whereby, as with His hand, He still upholds heaven and earth
and all creatures,
and so governs them that leaf and blade, rain and drought,
fruitful and barren years, food and drink, health and sickness,
riches and poverty,
indeed, all things, come not by chance
but by His fatherly hand.
28. Q. What does it benefit us to know that God has created all
things and still upholds them by His providence?

A. We can be patient in adversity,
thankful in prosperity,
and with a view to the future we can have a firm confidence
in our faithful God and Father
that no creature shall separate us from His love;
for all creatures are so completely in His hand
that without His will they cannot so much as move.