Theological and Doxological Meditation #12

Providence Toward Man

Q. What special act of providence did God exercise toward man in the estate wherein he was created?

A. When God had created man,
he entered into a covenant of life with him,
upon condition of perfect obedience (Galatians 3:12);
forbidding him to eat
of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
upon pain of death (Genesis 2:17).

My Dear Redeemer and My Lord
#238, Trinity Hymnal 
Isaac Watts

My dear Redeemer and my Lord,

I read my duty in your Word;
but in your life the law appears
drawn out in living characters.

Such was your truth, and such your zeal,
such def’rence to your Father’s will,
such love, and meekness so divine,
I would transcribe and make them mine.

Cold mountains and the midnight air
witnessed the fervor of your prayer;
the desert your temptations knew,
your conflict and your vict’ry too.

Be now my pattern; make me bear
more of your gracious image here:
then God the Judge shall own my name
amongst the foll’wers of the Lamb. 

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