Plodding Under Providence

Here are three tips for traveling well under the doctrine of providence, that unseen-in-the-moment but clear-as-a-bell-later assurance that God is guiding all things towards his worthy will.

  1. Providence doesn’t minimize planning or remove responsibility. It isn’t a loophole for laziness. You can trust and try at the same time. (Proverbs 19:21: James 4:15)
  2. Providence isn’t rooted in our performance, but in God’s promises. So concern yourself with direction, not perfection. After all, it’s his perfection that steers our direction. (Jude 24-25)
  3. Providence should cause our hearts to rejoice in our Creator’s divine simplicity, not reject him due to man-made complexity. Praise the Father, Son, and Spirit that “all things are of him, through him, and to him” (Eph. 1:11; Rom. 11:36).
[You can also hear or watch the message where I unpack these with a little more detail. It begins at the about the 41:00 minute mark and is about nine minutes in length.)

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