The Morning Devotional: WCF 5.6

The Morning Devotional: WCF 5.6

The Morning Devotional for February 17, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 5.6

VI. As for those wicked and ungodly men whom God, as a righteous judge, for former sins, doth blind and harden,a from them he not only withholdeth his grace, whereby they might have been enlightened in their understandings and wrought upon in their hearts,b but sometimes also withdraweth the gifts which they had,c and exposeth them to such objects as their corruption makes occasion of sin;d and withal, gives them over to their own lusts, the temptations of the world, and the power of Satan;e whereby it comes to pass that they harden themselves, even under those means which God useth for the softening of others.f

The Morning Devotional: WCF 5.5

The Morning Devotional: WCF 5.5

The Morning Devotional for February 16, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 5.5

V. The most wise, righteous, and gracious God doth oftentimes leave for a season his own children to manifold temptations and the corruption of their own hearts, to chastise them for their former sins, or to discover unto them the hidden strength of corruption and deceitfulness of their hearts, that they be humbled;a and to raise them to a more close and constant dependence for their support unto himself, and to make them more watchful against all future occasions of sin, and for sundry other just and holy ends.b

a. 2 Sam 24:12 Chr 32:25-2631. • b. Psa 73 throughout; Psa 77:1-1012Mark 14:66-72 with John 21:15-172 Cor 12:7-9.

The Morning Devotional: WCF 5.4

The Morning Devotional: WCF 5.4

The Morning Devotional for February 15, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 5.4

IV. The almighty power, unsearchable wisdom, and infinite goodness of God so far manifest themselves in his providence that it extendeth itself even to the first fall, and all other sins of angels and men,a and that not by a bare permission,b but such as hath joined with it a most wise and powerful bounding,c and otherwise ordering and governing of them, in a manifold dispensation, to his own holy ends;d yet so as the sinfulness thereof proceedeth only from the creature, and not from God; who, being most holy and righteous, neither is nor can be the author or approver of sin.e