2019-07-21 - God's Providence - Biblical and Personal Application
God's Providence - Biblical and Personal Application
Exodus Study Continued
Having come to the conclusion this passage is a picture of the providential work of the Lord, we come to the question of how the Lord works providentially in our lives. We see examples of this all through Scripture, such as Esther becoming queen at the time Israel needs protection, and Caesar declaring the need for a census just when God wanted Joseph and Mary in the city of Bethlehem. Where do you think that God has worked through circumstances and other people in your life, to make his will known to you? During the coming week, as we think about all the things that the Lord has done for us, let us focus on those things that He has done for us providentially. Let this be a source of our praise.
What we see here, then, is God is the one who provides for our needs, in whatever way He sees fit. Just as Abraham depended on the providence of God:
“And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together.” (Genesis 22:7–8 ESV)
And He also provided for us:
“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29 ESV)
Psalm 121 (ESV)
A SONG OF ASCENTS.
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is your keeper;
the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”
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