God’s Providence

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God’s Providence (L. Berkhof, Systematic Theology)

The Bible clearly teaches God's providential control…

(1) over the universe at large, Ps. 103:19Dan. 4:35Eph. 1:11;

(2) over the physical world, Job 37; Pss. 104:14135:6Matt. 5:45;

(3) over the brute creation, Ps. 104:2128Matt. 6:2610:29;

(4) over the affairs of nations, Job 12:23Pss. 22:2866:7Acts 17:26;

(5) over man's birth and lot in life, 1 Sam. 16:1Ps. 139:16Isa. 45:5Gal. 1:15-16;

(6) over the outward successes and failures of men's lives, Ps. 75:67Luke 1:52;

(7) over things seemingly accidental or insignificant, Prov. 16:33Matt. 10:30;

(8) in the protection of the righteous, Pss. 4:85:1263:8121:3Rom. 8:28;

(9) in supplying the wants of God's people, Gen. 22:814Deut. 8:3Phil. 4:19;

(10) in giving answers to prayer, 1 Sam. 1:19Isa. 20:562 Chron. 33:13Ps. 65:2Matt. 7:7Luke 18:78; and

(11) in the exposure and punishment of the wicked, Pss. 7:12-1311:6.