The state of God, is the govt. of God, on the planet, or within the heavens. The earth, and the entire planetary structures, are ruled via the Lord; they're upheld by means of his energy, and are sustained, directed, and regulated by way of his will. we're informed, that "by him have been all issues created which are in heaven, and which are in earth, noticeable and invisible, whether or not they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all issues have been created through him, and for him: and he's sooner than all issues, and by way of him all issues consist." Collos. i. sixteen, 17. If all issues, seen and invisible, are made by means of and for him, he governs and sustains all worlds to us recognized, including the earth on which we are living. If he governs them, they're below his dominion, topic to his legislation, and regulated through his will and power.
If the planets stream fantastically, and harmoniously of their a number of spheres, that good looks and concord are the results of the intelligence and knowledge that exist in his brain. If in this earth we've day and evening, summer season and iciness, seed time and harvest, with many of the adjustments of the seasons; this regularity, attractiveness, order, and concord, are the consequences of the knowledge of God.
There are varieties of rule on this planet; one with which guy has not anything on to do, one other during which he's in detail involved. the 1st of those applies to the works of God on my own, and His govt and keep an eye on of these works; the second one, to the ethical govt, in which guy is made an agent. there's a very remarkable distinction among the 2, and the comparability is definitely no longer creditable to guy; and despite the fact that he may perhaps suppose disposed to vaunt himself of his intelligence, whilst he displays he'll believe like activity did whilst he acknowledged, (xlii. 6.) "I abhor myself, and repent in dirt and ashes."
In God's executive there's ideal order, concord, good looks, beauty, and grandeur; within the govt of guy, confusion, sickness, instability, distress, discord, and loss of life. within the first, the main consummate knowledge and gear are manifested; within the moment, lack of know-how, imbecility, and weak point. the 1st monitors the comprehension, gentle, glory, benificence, and intelligence of God; the second one, the folly, littleness, darkness, and incompetency of guy. The contemplation of the 1st elevates the brain, expands the skill, produces thankful reflections, and fills the brain with ask yourself, admiration, and enlivening hopes; the contemplation of the second one produces doubt, mistrust, and uncertainty, and fills the brain with gloomy apprehensions. In a be aware, the single is the paintings of God, and the opposite that of man.
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