Archive for February, 2020

Daily Westminster, Feb 18

February 18, 2020

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 5: Of Providence

7: As the providence of God does, in general, reach to all creatures; so, after a most special manner, it takes care of His Church, and disposes all things to the good thereof.[122]

Daily Westminster, Feb 17

February 17, 2020

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 5: Of Providence

6: As for those wicked and ungodly men whom God, as a righteous Judge, for former sins, does blind and harden,[116] from them He not only withholds His grace whereby they might have been enlightened in their understandings, and wrought upon in their hearts;[117] but sometimes also withdraws the gifts which they had,[118] and exposes them to such objects as their corruption makes occasion of sin;[119] and, withal, gives them over to their own lusts, the temptations of the world, and the power of Satan,[120] whereby it comes to pass that they harden themselves, even under those means which God uses for the softening of others.[121]

Daily Westminster, Feb 16

February 16, 2020

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 5: Of Providence

5: The most wise, righteous, and gracious God does oftentimes leave, for a season, His own children to manifold temptations, and the corruption of their own hearts, to chastise them for their former sins, or to discover unto them the hidden strength of corruption and deceitfulness of their hearts, that they may be humbled;[114] and, to raise them to a more close and constant dependence for their support upon Himself, and to make them more watchful against all future occasions of sin, and for sundry other just and holy ends.[115]

Daily Westminster, Feb 15

February 15, 2020

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 19. What is God’s providence towards the angels?
A. God by his providence permitted some of the angels, willfully and irrecoverably, to fall into sin and damnation,[75] limiting and ordering that, and all their sins, to his own glory;[76] and established the rest in holiness and happiness;[77] employing them all,[78] at his pleasure, in the administrations of his power, mercy, and justice.[79]

Daily Westminster, Feb 14

February 14, 2020

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 5: Of Providence

4: The almighty power, unsearchable wisdom, and infinite goodness of God so far manifest themselves in His providence, that it extends itself even to the first fall, and all other sins of angels and men;[109] and that not by a bare permission,[110] but such as has joined with it a most wise and powerful bounding,[111] and otherwise ordering, and governing of them, in a manifold dispensation, to His own holy ends;[112] yet so, as the sinfulness thereof proceeds only from the creature, and not from God, who, being most holy and righteous, neither is nor can be the author or approver of sin.[113]

Daily Westminster, Feb 13

February 13, 2020

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 5: Of Providence

3: God, in His ordinary providence, makes use of means,[105] yet is free to work without,[106] above,[107] and against them,[108] at His pleasure.

Daily Westminster, Feb 12

February 12, 2020

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 5: Of Providence

2: Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first Cause, all things come to pass immutably, and infallibly;[103] yet, by the same providence, He orders them to fall out, according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently.[104]

Daily Westminster, Feb 11

February 11, 2020

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 18. What are God’s works of providence?
A. God’s works of providence are his most holy,[69] wise,[70] and powerful preserving[71] and governing[72] all his creatures; ordering them, and all their actions,[73] to his own glory.[74]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 11. What are God’s works of providence?
A. God’s works of providence are, his most holy,[30] wise,[31] and powerful[32] preserving[33] and governing[34] all his creatures, and all their actions.[35]

Daily Westminster, Feb 10

February 10, 2020

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 5: Of Providence

1: God the great Creator of all things does uphold,[96] direct, dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things,[97] from the greatest even to the least,[98] by His most wise and holy providence,[99] according to His infallible foreknowledge,[100] and the free and immutable counsel of His own will,[101] to the praise of the glory of His wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy.[102]

Daily Westminster, Feb 9

February 9, 2020

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 17. How did God create man?
A. After God had made all other creatures, he created man male and female;[58] formed the body of the man of the dust of the ground,[59] and the woman of the rib of the man,[60] endued them with living, reasonable, and immortal souls;[61] made them after his own image,[62] in knowledge,[63] righteousness, and holiness;[64] having the law of God written in their hearts,[65] and power to fulfill it,[66] and dominion over the creatures;[67] yet subject to fall.[68]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 10. How did God create man?
A. God created man male and female, after his own image,[26] in knowledge,[27] righteousness, and holiness,[28] with dominion over the creatures.[29]