Thursday, September 03, 2009

Providence leads to gratitude...

…[P]rovidence is our comfort in life. It is not our guide. Our guide is God’s law. God requires of us only what He commands, Calvin says in Book I, chapter 17, section 5. So, you do what you believe God is instructing you to do through His word and then you take comfort in the fact that God is in control of all things. Calvin says that providence leads us to gratitude of mind for the favorable outcome of things.
~David Calhoun, Lectures on Calvin’s Institutes (Lecture #6), Covenant Seminary (

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