Heidelberg Catechism – Lord's Day 10

Providence

Lord’s Day 10
27  What do you understand by the providence of God?
The almighty, everywhere-present power of God,1 whereby, as it were by His hand, He still upholds heaven and earth with all creatures,2 and so governs them that herbs and grass, rain and drought,3 fruitful and barren years, meat and drink,4 health and sickness,5 riches and poverty,6 indeed, all things come not by chance,7 but by His fatherly hand.8

  1. Jer 23:23-24; Acts 17:24-28;
  2. Heb 1:3;
  3. Jer 5:24;
  4. Acts 14:15-17;
  5. Jn 9:3;
  6. Job 1:21; Ps 103:19; Prov 22:2; Rom 5:3-5;
  7. Prov 16:33;
  8. Mt 10:29; Eph 1:1
28  What does it profit us to know that God created, and by His providence upholds, all things?
That we may be patient in adversity,1 thankful in prosperity,2 and for what is future have good confidence in our faithful God and Father, that no creature shall separate us from His love,3 since all creatures are so in His hand, that without His will they cannot so much as move.4

  1. Job 1:21-22; Ps 39:10; Rom 5:3; Jas 1:3;
  2. Deut 8:10; 1 Thes 5:18;
  3. Ps 55:22; Rom 5:3-5, 8:35, 38-39;
  4. Job 1:12, 2:6; Ps 71:7; Prov 21:1; Acts 17:24-28; 2 Cor 1:10
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