God Works in Creation To Bring about His Eternal Plans
Adventure 11: God's Work -- Past and Present
When did God decide and plan out all the things He would do?
Even before God created the world, He decided and planned out all the things He would do. Isaiah 46:9-10 – "Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.'"
This Truth Makes
God is at work in the world right now bringing His eternal plans to pass – that is His providence. The “force” behind the universe is not chance, luck nor some other created being – it is God! God created all things by Himself for purposes and plans He alone desired.
All things come to pass because of God’s providence. God’s providence is the way that He is always working in Creation to bring about His eternal plans. We have learned in previous Adventures that God does all things for His glory, and His plans are an expression of this. God designed all of His plans to glorify Himself. God’s plans are often called His “eternal decrees” because He made them before the world was even created. His eternal plans are truly amazing and impossible for us to understand completely.