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By William S. Plumer - Posted at Grace Gems : Abraham named the place "Jehovah-jireh." (The Lord Will Provide) This name has now become a proverb: "On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided." Genesis 22:14 I would assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. "Our God is in heaven and does whatever He pleases!" Psalm 115:3 "For I know that the Lord is great; our Lord is greater than all gods. The Lord does whatever He pleases in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all the depths!" Psalm 135:5-6 "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns!" Revelation 19:6 Providence Asserted Providence Defined God's Providence Results from His Nature . It is Holy, Just, Benevolent, Wise, Supreme and Sovereign, Sure and Stable, Powerful and Irresistible God's Providence is Universal Practical Remarks on the Nature of Providence God's Providence is Retributive Some Explanation of the

Bio: William Swan Plumer

As posted at Banner of Truth : Minister, author, and theological professor, William Swan Plumer (1802-80) was one of Princeton Theological Seminary’s most well-known students. Born in Griersburg, Pennsylvania, Plumer would graduate from Washington College in Virginia in 1825. Following a year of study at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1826, Plumer began a very active and diverse ministerial career. During the first several years of Plumer’s ministry he helped organize and found churches in Danville, Virginia and Warrenton, North Carolina. After several years of itinerant preaching ministry, he served as a resident pastor in Petersburg, Virginia from 1831 to 1834, and in Richmond, Virginia between the years of 1835 and 1846. During his Richmond pastorate, Plumer founded a religious weekly, the Watchman of the South , and an institution to assist the deaf, dumb, and blind. In 1847, Plumer accepted a pastoral call to Baltimore, Maryland. After eight years of ministry with the

Set A Watch Over It!

William Swan Plumer - Wikipedia Posted at This Day in Presbyterian History : “Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.” — Psalm 141:3. [KJV] One of the jewels of 19th-century Presbyterian literature that seems to have been overlooked by many is the little set titled Presbyterian Tracts. These volumes were compiled beginning around 1840 and continued to be published into the 1860’s. There were ultimately at least 13 and perhaps 15 volumes. The PCA Historical Center has volumes 1 through 11 preserved as part of its research library. An author-title index has just been posted, here . Among those many “tracts” [some were fairly lengthy treatments, particularly in the first several volumes], the seventh volume contains a 28 page treatise on “The Sins of the Tongue” by William Swan Plumer. In concluding that tract, Plumer offers these seven guidelines or resolutions for keeping the tongue: 1. I will steadily keep in view my latter end, and remember that soon