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Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

08 December 2009

The Beauty of Providence

“To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven…
He has made everything beautiful in its time…”

“We must make the best of that which is, and must believe it best for the present, and accommodate ourselves to it: He has made every thing beautiful in His time (Ecclesiastes 3:11), and therefore, while its time lasts, we must be reconciled to it: nay, we must please ourselves with the beauty of it.

Note 1:
Every thing is as God has made it; it is really as He appointed it to be, not as it appears to us.

Note 2:
That which to us seems most unpleasant is yet, in its proper time, altogether becoming. Cold is as becoming in winter as heat in summer; and the night, in its turn, is a black beauty, as the day, in its turn, is a bright one.

Note 3:
There is a wonderful harmony in the divine Providence and all its disposals, so that the events of it, when they come to be considered in their relations and tendencies, together with the seasons of them, will appear very beautiful, to the glory of God and the comfort of those that trust in Him.

Though we see not the complete beauty of Providence, yet we shall see it, and a glorious sight it will be, when the mystery of God shall be finished. Then every thing shall appear to have been done in the most proper time, and it will be the wonder of eternity.”

from Matthew Henry’s Complete Commentary

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