Will of God

“Seeing that all things are governed by the power and providence of our God, how consoling it is to know that Zion’s God is perfectly competent to administer the government over all his works; for, “He worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.” Now if we have confidence in his will, if we are reconciled to it, and in the language of the dear Redeemer can say, Not my will, but thy will be done; or in the language of the prayer, Thy will be done in earth as it is done in heaven, then we shall rejoice that the Lord God omnipotent reigneth…His will is perfect, pure, infallible, immutable and holy. No other rule of government therefore could be so honoring to God, or safe for us, as that by which all the orders of his throne are administered. In his will all the eternal attributes of the Godhead are embraced. His wisdom, truth, justice, immutability, omniscience, omnipotence and eternity, affords us indemnity that nothing will be administered that can possibly conflict with the eternal perfections of the Deity. Who then would wish to shorten the sceptre of his power, or pluck one gem from his crown?” – Gilbert Beebe (Will of God, 1855)

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