Monday, January 06, 2014

Sweet Doctrines of Grace

One of the fundamentals of Reformed Theology is God's absolute sovereignty over all things. This truth produces peace in the faithful as they face life's various uncertainties. Uncertain to us, at least. My wife and I planned on going to Monroe, Louisiana today to the Auburn Avenue Pastor's Conference. We had hoped to learn much at the conference, visit some dear friends and even head over and see the Duck Dynasty folks. Alas, it shall not be. Our flight to Atlanta was delayed which meant we would miss the next flight to Monroe. There are no alternate flights today and we would arrive too late tomorrow to take in much of the conference. So, we had a nice breakfast and headed back to Lynchburg. In God's wisdom, Lynchburg is the place for the Hurts this week.

Shorter Catechism
Q. 7. What are the decrees of God?
A. The decrees of God are his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass.

Now that our trip has come and passed, we know the decree of God, one of His eternal purposes, according to the counsel of His will that this was foreordained for His own glory.

That is a sweet doctrine, and peaceful.

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