Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
Lately, we’ve been receiving more and more calls and emails asking us what we think might happen in the near future and how they should prepare. I love what John Calvin had to say about the matter.
“When the light of divine providence has once shone upon a godly man, he is then relieved and set free not only from the extreme anxiety and fear that were pressing him before but from every care … Ignorance of providence is the ultimate misery; the highest blessedness lies in knowing it … It gives incredible freedom from worry about the future.”
It’s great to be wise and prepare for the days ahead — saving, storing, wisely investing. But I think there is a much more important preparation we often forget — it is to make certain that the Lord FIRST in our life and make sure we are trusting in Him alone. So that when these trials and tribulations come upon us, we’ll know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we rest securely in His hands!
1 thought on “He’s got you and me, brother, in His hands!”
I notice you quote John Calvin.
Our Pastor has been leading us on a path to what appears to be Calvinism, and several folks have left the church after confronting him on his change from traditional evangelism by grace alone, to Calvinism and limited atonement & sovereign election by God.
What is your theology regarding this?
I like your devotions but if I were to share this one, it could be construed that I agree with Calvinism, which I do not. I believe Jesus salvation is for “whoesover will may come”.
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