• Evil in God’s Providential Rule Devotional

    James 1:13-15

    God never does evil Himself. He stands behind it indirectly, but He directly stands behind good. The Lord can never be blamed for evil, but evil does not take place apart from His decree. We cannot finally explain how this can be, but the Lord’s ability to ordain evil without being morally responsible for it shows His greatness. He can ordain evil without compromising His character; that is impossible for us to do. Surely, His ways are past finding out. Let us therefore worship Him. View Resource

  • Our Sovereign Sustainer Devotional

    Hebrews 1:1-4

    We can lose control over the things that we govern. Our property can be confiscated for just or unjust reasons. Our children can rebel and never return to the family. Yet this is not so with our Creator. Nothing takes place except that which He has ordained will take place. That does not mean every event receives His blessing, but it does mean that it would be foolish to believe anything we or any other person can do will derail His accomplishment of His purposes. View Resource

  • Providence Defined Devotional

    1 Peter 1:1-2

    Our Lord and Savior tells us that His people are of more value than the sparrows who never escape His sight (Matt. 10:29–31). His providence, therefore, should comfort us greatly because He puts great value on us and treats us as His special possession. We need not fear that our problems and trials escape His notice, and we can be confident that because He is God, He is working out all things for our good (Rom. 8:28). Such is the nature of His caring reign. View Resource