The Providence Of God

Q. I was recently reading about the Providence of God, and wondered what your view on it is ?

A. Baker’s Evangelical dictionary defines the providence of God as, “the sovereign, divine superintendence of all things, guiding them toward their divinely predetermined end in a way that is consistent with their created nature, all to the glory and praise of God.”

I believe this is best summarized in a comment God had Isaiah make on His behalf.

“I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand and I will do all that I please … What I have said, that will I bring about. What I have planned, that will I do” (Isaiah 46:10-11).

To me the most amazing thing about this is that God will accomplish all that He has determined to do without depriving us of our power of choice. This is what Baker’s meant by the phrase “in a way that is consistent with their created nature.” Only One who is not bound by the constraints of time could do this.

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