March 27, 2020

God’s Providence

God’s Providence

Lord’s Day 10 

Q & A 27 

Q. What do you understand
by the providence of God? 

A. The almighty and ever present power of God1

by which God upholds, as with his hand, 

and earth
and all creatures,2

and so rules them that 

leaf and blade,
rain and drought,
fruitful and lean years,
food and drink,
health and sickness,
prosperity and poverty—3
all things, in fact,
come to us 

not by chance4
but by his fatherly hand.5

1 Jer. 23:23-24Acts 17:24-28
2 Heb. 1:3
3 Jer. 5:24Acts 14:15-17/a>; John 9:3Prov. 22:2
4 Prov. 16:33
5 Matt. 10:29

Q & A 28 

Q. How does the knowledge
of God’s creation and providence help us? 

A. We can be patient when things go against us,1

thankful when things go well,2
and for the future we can have
good confidence in our faithful God and Father
that nothing in creation will separate us from his love.3
For all creatures are so completely in God’s hand 

that without his will
they can neither move nor be moved.4

1 Job 1:21-22James 1:3
2 Deut. 8:101 Thess. 5:18
3 Ps. 55:22Rom. 5:3-58:38-39
4 Job 1:122:6Prov. 21:1Acts 17:24-28