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Westminster Shorter Catechism
Question 11


Q: What are God's works of providence?
A: God's works of providence are, his most holy,1 wise,2 and powerful preserving3 and governing all his creatures and all their actions.4


  1. Psalm 145:17. The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
  2. Psalm 104:24. O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
  3. Hebrews 1:3. Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.
  4. Psalm 103:19. The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
    Matthew 10:29-30. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
    Job 38-41.

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