Christmas Reveals God’s Providence
God’s Providence works through Events.
Events involve People.
~ Proverbs 16:9 The mind of man plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.
Events involve Places.
~ Proverbs 20:24 Man’s steps are ordained by the Lord,
How then can man understand his way?
Events involve Timing.
~ Romans 5:3-4 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;
God’s Providence works with Free Will.
God’s Providence provides Free Will.
~ Romans 2:6-8 who will render to each person according to his deeds: 7 to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; 8 but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.
God’s Providence brings Good out of Evil.
~ Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
God’s Providence works out God’s Purpose.
God’s Purpose includes Every Person.
~ Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
~ Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
God’s Purpose will Prevail.
~ Job 42:2 “I know that You can do all things,
And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.