God’s activity during the six days of creation differs from His divine providence or under the radar work outside of Eden. Nahum M. Sarna wrote, “One of the most characteristic qualities of biblical man was a profound and pervasive conviction about the role of divine providence in human affairs.” God is always active outside of Eden, even if His working is unseen—and that’s a good thing, since life outside of Eden is populated with spiritually blind and broken people who need Someone to redeem them, lead them and work in the messiness of their lives.
Without the hidden or under the radar activity of God on man’s behalf, redemption would never occur. Consider the brokenness of the patriarchs and their families and providence:
God works providentially in the lives of broken people; Scripture, however, never justifies the stunts that man pulls to navigate life. Brokenness simply provides the backdrop for God’s divine providence—His determined end and His activity—in human affairs. And it’s a good thing.
Story Truths Acquired from the Patriarchs:
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