A Little Time With The 1689: Day 103

Day 103 Of Divine Providence Chapter 5, Paragraph 7. “As the Providence of God doth in general reach to all Creatures, so after a most special manner it taketh care of his Church, and disposeth of all things to the good thereof.“ Scripture Lookup 1 Timothy 4:10 Amos 9:8,9 Isaiah 43:3-5 Reflection God upholds, directs,…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 102

Day 102 Of Divine Providence Chapter 5, Paragraph 6. “…whereby it comes to pass that they harden themselves, under those means which God uses for the softening of others.“ Scripture Lookup Exodus 8:15,32 Isaiah 6:9,10 1 Peter 2:7,8 Reflection The wicked and ungodly do not have all things work for their good. God’s grace is…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 101

Day 101 Of Divine Providence Chapter 5, Paragraph 6. “…and withal, gives them over to their own lusts, the temptations of the world, and the power of Satan,…“ Scripture Lookup Psalm 81:11,12 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 Reflection It is a fearful thing to consider how providence unfolds for the wicked and ungodly. God sometimes removes the…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 100

Day 100 Of Divine Providence Chapter 5, Paragraph 6. “…and exposeth them to such objects as their corruption makes occasion of sin;…“ Scripture Lookup Deuteronomy 2:30 2 Kings 8:12,13 Reflection Normally I don’t have much trouble understanding what is meant in the Confession, but this time I admit the language made me pause. What does…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 99

Day 99 Of Divine Providence Chapter 5, Paragraph 6. “…But sometimes also withdraweth the gifts which they had,…“ Scripture Lookup Matthew 13:12 Reflection Wildly prosperous and successful seem to be the wicked’s lot. There are conniving, selfish people out there who lie, cheat, and steal without batting an eye, and their material goods keep growing.…