A Little Time With The 1689: Day 32

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Day 32

Of God and of the Holy Trinity

Chapter 2, Paragraph 1.

“…most wise, most free, most absolute, working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable, and most righteous will,…”

Scripture Lookup

Psalm 115:3.

Isaiah 46:10.

Reflection

Since God is “every way infinite”, it makes sense that He would be “most” holy, wise, free and absolute. His wisdom is essential to his being. He is unlimited and unconstrained. So having infinite wisdom and an unbridled power, He is never hindered in carrying out His will. And that will is ALWAYS good, and that will DOES NOT CHANGE.

Wisdom is the splendor and lustre of knowledge shining forth in operations, and is an act both of understanding and of will; understanding in counselling and contriving, will in resolving and executing: counsel and will are linked together. -Stephen Charnock

How often do we think otherwise, though? When we go through frustrating and difficult seasons of life, we are tempted to disavow these aspects of God’s nature. “God must not know what’s best for me”; “God must not be in control”; “God is not fair.” Or we think that somehow we can manipulate God into giving us the outcome we want. In those times we forget just which God we are dealing with! This is why it is imperative to keep reminding ourselves of who God is, so when those times come we can resist the temptation to mistrust Him.

Oh, the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! -Romans 11:33

Questions to Consider

  • Do you admit that God is most wise?
  • Are you willing to submit to His will, and trust that it is righteous?
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