Daily Archives: January 27, 2022

THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD [6]

Today we will look at a few more Scripture verses that tell us about The providence of God.

1/God provides daily support!

Genesis 48:15 King James Version    And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

2/We see God’s providence in all things!

Proverbs 3:6  (KJV)   In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

3/His providence is unbeatable!  Proverbs 21:30 (KJV)  There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.

4/ Man’s work is in vain without the providence of God!  

Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.

Psalm 127:1-2King James Version

127 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

AS SAINTS  WE SHOULD:

a/ Trust in God’s providence!  Matt.6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God[a] and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. 34 Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matt 10:Don’t take along gold, silver, or copper for your money-belts.  29 Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny?[a] Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent.[b]30 But even the hairs of your head have all been counted. 31 So don’t be afraid therefore; you are worth more than many sparrows.

b/ Commit their works to His providence!   Proverbs 16:Commit your activities to the Lord,
and your plans will be achieved.

c/Encourage one another by the providence of God!

1 Samuel 30:David was in a difficult position because the troops talked about stoning him, for they were all very bitter over the loss of their sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.

d/ Pray depending upon the providence of God!   Acts 12:So Peter was kept in prison, but prayer was being made earnestly to God for him by the church.

We know the rest of that story that he was set free by God and showed up at that prayer meeting as they prayed.

THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD [5]

Today we are continuing looking at Scripture verses about the providence of God, I trust you will be enlightened.

God’s providence is for:

a/ for His glory— Isaiah 63:14 As a beast goes down into the valley, And the Spirit of the Lord causes him to rest,
So You lead Your people,
To make Yourself a glorious name.

b/ for good of the Saints— Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

c/ to be acknowledged:

1/ prosperity— Deut.8: 18 “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

2/ adversity— Psalms 119:15 I will meditate on Your precepts,
And contemplate Your ways.       Job 1:21 And he said:“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;

Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD [4]

As we seek and focus on how much Jesus loves us and how much God His Father loves us and provided through the blood of His only Son a way back into fellowship with Him. Today we look at more Scripture about His providence.

A/ Psalms 145:17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

King James Version

Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

27 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

 THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD IS RIGHTEOUS!

B/ Psalms 121Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. [KJV.]

Psalm 121;Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Isaiah 21:3King James Version

Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.

139 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.

Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.

For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.

Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.

D/ Psalms 36:Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.  73:16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;  77:19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known. Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!   THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD IS SOMETIMES DARK AND MYSTERIOUS!

THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD IS ALL PERVADING!

Serving God!

Serving God: Requirements to serve. a/  Fear—- Psalms 2:11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

b/ Walking Upright—- Psalms 101:Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

c/ Loyalty—- Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

d/ Regeneration—- Romans 7:But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

e/ Serve the Lord—- Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

f/ Be Humble—- Acts 20:19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:

g/ Do All Things in Love—- Gal.5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Serving God: Rewards for service  [a] Divine honor—- John 12:28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

[b]Acceptance before God—- Romans 14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

[c] Inheritance— Col.3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

[d] Eternal blessedness—- Rev. 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. [ Rev. 22: And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:]

Prepared by Winston Staples