Necessary Cogs in the Great Wheel of the Divine Machinery

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Wars, pestilences, earthquakes?

(Spurgeon, “Now, and Then”)

Now we see things imperfectly as in a poor mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.” 1 Cor. 13:12

When we get to heaven, we shall understand the reasons of many of God’s Providential dealings.

We shall there discover that…

wars that devastated nations,
and pestilences that fill graves,
and earthquakes that make cities tremble,

are, after all, necessary cogs in the great wheel of the divine machinery; and He who sits upon the throne at this moment, and rules supremely every creature that is either in heaven, or earth, or hell, will there make it manifest to us that His government was right.

It must come out right in the long run; it must be well. Every part and portion must work together
with a unity of design to promote God’s glory and the saint’s good. We shall see it then! And we shall
lift up our song with new zest and joy, as fresh displays of the wisdom and goodness of God, whose ways are past finding out, are unfolded to our admiring view.



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