A Little Time With The 1689: Day 69

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Day 69

Of God’s Decree

Chapter 3, Paragraph 7.

“…reverence, and admiration of God, and of humility,

Scripture Lookup

Romans 11:5, 6, 20.

Reflection

The doctrine of predestination should lead to reverence. That God has chosen some for eternal life, and that He has decreed the means by which this happens, demonstrates His excellent and superior character. He is good, and He is just. There is none like Him. Therefore, He is worthy of all worship.

The doctrine of predestination should lead to admiration of God. His love, mercy, and wisdom are infinite. That alone is worthy of admiration, but this righteous and holy Being is intimately involved with His creation, decreeing all things whatsoever comes to pass!

The doctrine of predestination should lead to humility. There are many who claim the name of Christian who grab hold of this doctrine and insist on beating everyone over the head with it. To speak of the doctrine of predestination, but have no humility, is brutal and boorish, the very opposite attitude than what this doctrine should produce. Because of predestination, there is absolutely nothing in us that is responsible for our salvation – it is all of God.

Questions to Consider

  • If you have acknowledged the truth of the doctrine of predestination, do you have a humble attitude about it?
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