• Providential Working Through Miracles

    2 Kings 6:1–7

    Because God is sovereign over His creation and can direct it to whatever ends He desires, we can be confident that He can answer our prayers. Though God in His sovereignty retains the right to say yes or no to ...Read More

  • Providential Governance Of Small Things

    Proverbs 16:33

    Knowing that God sovereignly determines even “random” events should give us pause. The unexpected flat tire that delays us on the way to work is not unexpected from God’s perspective. Who knows? Perhaps God ordained the flat tire so that ...Read More

  • Providential Governance Of Big Things

    Acts 17:26–27a

    Scripture frequently condemns empires for thinking that they come to power through their own efforts (Isa. 10:5–19). Nations do not rise and fall by their own design but succeed and fail only according to the Lord’s will. We should therefore ...Read More

  • Providence And Common Grace

    Matthew 5:45b

    Many people rail against the Lord, believing that they deserve a better life than the one they have received. God’s common grace, however, reminds us that as creatures we are undeserving even of our very existence. May that lead us ...Read More

  • Providential Preservation

    Nehemiah 9:6

    Martin Luther writes in his Large Catechism that whatever “is in heaven and upon the earth, is daily given, preserved, and kept for us by God”; thus, “it is our duty to love, praise, and thank Him for it without ...Read More

  • God’s Decree And Creation

    Genesis 1:1

    Genesis 3 tells us that not long after creation, the sin of Adam and Eve plunged the good created order into a state of disarray. Nevertheless, our fallen creation was created very good by our Creator, and God will restore ...Read More

  • God’s Eternal Decree

    Ephesians 1:11

    God has an eternal decree that outlines His intent and purposes for creation, and all that He does is done in accordance with this decree. We can be sure, therefore, that everything that happens in creation—in our very lives—has a ...Read More

  • Illumining Scripture

    1 Corinthians 2:10b–16

    In all of our study of Scripture, we must never forget our need of the Holy Spirit’s assistance. As we read God’s Word, let us pray that the Spirit would illumine it so that we would understand and apply it ...Read More

  • Interpreting Scripture With the Church

    Acts 15:1–35

    Many of the greatest errors in church history arose when an individual was unwilling to read Scripture with the rest of the church. We cannot be unchurched Christians or Christians who are unwilling to submit to one another in the ...Read More

  • Reading the Bible Holistically

    Matthew 19:1–9

    Understanding any one portion of Scripture correctly demands that we read it in the context of all of Scripture. That is why it is so important for us to be whole-Bible Christians. We must diligently study all that God has ...Read More

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