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That there is a providence. There is no such thing as blind fate, but there is a providence that guides and governs the world.

Providence is God’s ordering all issues and events of things, after the counsel of his will, to his own glory.

I call providence God’s ordering things, to distinguish it from his decrees. God’s decree ordains things that shall fall out, God’s providence orders them.

God orders all events of things, after the counsel of his will, to his own glory, his glory being the ultimate end of all his actings, and the where all the lines of providence meet.

God is not like an artificer that builds a house, and then leaves it, but like a pilot he steers the ship of the whole creation.

Source: Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity
Thomas Watson (c. 1620—1686) was an English, non-conformist, Puritan preacher and author.

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