The Correct Observation of Providence – John Murray

One of the grossest distortions of the sovereignty of God in his decree and providence is that of passive quiescence, fatalistic inactivity and stoical indifference.  This attitude of mind is notorious for its frequency and but it is disastrous in its results.  The faith in God’s providence that is true and the hope in God’s faithfulness that is well grounded have as their complement the strictest adherence to and perseverance in the way of divine commandment.  The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us. – John Murray,  Collected Writings, vol. 3, 166.

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