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4.2 | Thank God for the Many Instances of His Goodness and Kind Providence

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SECTION 4 | Thanksgiving | 4.2 | Thank God for the Many Instances of His Goodness and Kind Providence

With reference to all the creatures and the world of mankind in general.

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You did not leave yourself without witness among the nations, in that you did good by giving them rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying their hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17(ESV)

You cover the heavens with clouds, and prepare rain for the earth, and make grass grow on the hills. You give to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry. Psalm 147:8-9(ESV)

You bring rain on the desert in which there is no man, to satisfy the waste and desolate land. Job 38:26-27(ESV)

You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks* overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:9-11(ESV)

You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; they give drink to every beast of the field; and beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(ESV)

You have set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved; Psalm 104:5(ESV) you set a boundary to the waters of the sea, so that they might not again cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(ESV) You have shut up the sea with doors, Job 38:8(ESV) and prescribed limits for it, saying, “Thus far shall you come, and no farther; here shall your proud waves be stayed.” Job 38:10-11(ESV) And you have made good what you have sworn, that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth. Isaiah 54:9(ESV)

Your covenant with the day and with the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(ESV) but still you give the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Jeremiah 31:35(ESV) and are faithful to that covenant of providence: That while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Genesis 8:22(ESV)

You did not leave yourself without witness among the nations, in that you did good by giving them rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying their hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17(ESV)

You cover the heavens with clouds, and prepare rain for the earth, and make grass grow on the hills. You give to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry. Psalm 147:8-9(ESV)

You bring rain on the desert in which there is no man, to satisfy the waste and desolate land. Job 38:26-27(ESV)

You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks* overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:9-11(ESV)

You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; they give drink to every beast of the field; and beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(ESV)

You have set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved; Psalm 104:5(ESV) you set a boundary to the waters of the sea, so that they might not again cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(ESV) You have shut up the sea with doors, Job 38:8(ESV) and prescribed limits for it, saying, “Thus far shall you come, and no farther; here shall your proud waves be stayed.” Job 38:10-11(ESV) And you have made good what you have sworn, that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth. Isaiah 54:9(ESV)

Your covenant with the day and with the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(ESV) but still you give the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Jeremiah 31:35(ESV) and are faithful to that covenant of providence: That while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Genesis 8:22(ESV)

Thou didst not leave thyself without witness among the heathen in that thou didst good and gavest them rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling their hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17(KJV)

Thou coverest the heavens with clouds, and preparest rain for the earth, and makest grass to grow upon the mountains. Thou givest to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. Psalm 147:8-9(KJV)

Thou causest it to rain on the wilderness, where there is no man; to satisfy the desolate and waste ground. Job 38:26-27(KJV)

Thou visitest the earth and waterest it, thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water; thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it; thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly, thou settlest the furrows thereof, thou makest it soft with showers, thou blessest the springing thereof; thou crownest the year with thy goodness, and thy paths drop fatness. Psalm 65:9-11(KJV)

Thou sendest the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills; and they give drink to every beast of the field; and by them the fowls of the heavens have their habitation, which sing among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(KJV)

Thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever, Psalm 104:5(KJV) and settest bounds to the waters of the sea, that they turn not again to cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(KJV) Thou hast shut up the sea with doors, Job 38:8(KJV) and broken up for it thy decreed place, saying, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no farther; here shall thy proud waves be stayed. Job 38:10-11(KJV) And thou hast made good what thou hast sworn, that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth. Isaiah 54:9(KJV)

Thy covenant of the day and of the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(KJV) but still thou givest the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, Jeremiah 31:35(KJV) and art faithful to that covenant of providence: That while the earth remains, seed-time and harvest-time, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Genesis 8:22(KJV)

Thou didst not leave thyself without witness among the heathen, in that thou didst good and gavest them rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling their hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17(KJV)

Thou coverest the heavens with clouds, and preparest rain for the earth, and makest grass to grow upon the mountains. Thou givest to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. Psalm 147:8-9(KJV)

Thou causest it to rain on the wilderness, where there is no man; to satisfy the desolate and waste ground. Job 38:26-27(KJV)

Thou visitest the earth and waterest it, thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water; thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it; thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly, thou settlest the furrows thereof; thou makest it soft with showers, thou blessest the springing thereof; thou crownest the year with thy goodness, and thy paths drop fatness. Psalm 65:9-11(KJV)

Thou sendest the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills; and they give drink to every beast of the field; and by them the fowls of the heavens have their habitation, which sing among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(KJV)

Thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever, Psalm 104:5(KJV) and settest bounds to the waters of the sea, that they turn not again to cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(KJV) Thou hast shut up the sea with doors, Job 38:8(KJV) and broken up for it thy decreed place, saying, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no farther; here shall thy proud waves be stayed. Job 38:10-11(KJV) And thou hast made good what thou hast sworn, that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth. Isaiah 54:9(KJV)

Thy covenant of the day and of the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(KJV) but still thou givest the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, Jeremiah 31:35(KJV) and art faithful to that covenant of providence: That while the earth remains, seed-time and harvest-time, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Genesis 8:22(KJV)

You did not leave Yourself without witness among the nations, in that You did good and gave them rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying their hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17(NASB)

You cover the heavens with clouds, and provide rain for the earth, and make grass to grow on the mountains. You give to the beast its food, and to the young ravens which cry. Psalm 147:8-9(NASB)

You bring rain on a desert without a man in it, to satisfy the waste and desolate land. Job 38:26-27(NASB)

You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; the stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth. You water its furrows abundantly, You settle its ridges, You soften it with showers, You bless its growth. You have crowned the year with Your bounty, and Your paths drip with fatness. Psalm 65:9-11(NASB)

You send forth springs in the valleys; they flow between the mountains; they give drink to every beast of the field; and beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they lift up their voices among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(NASB)

You have established the earth upon its foundations, so that it will not totter forever and ever, Psalm 104:5(NASB) and set a boundary to the waters of the sea, so that they will not return to cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(NASB) You have enclosed the sea with doors, Job 38:8(NASB) and placed boundaries on it, saying, “Thus far you shall come, but no farther; and here shall your proud waves stop.” Job 38:10-11(NASB) And You have made good what You have sworn, that the waters of Noah would not flood the earth again. Isaiah 54:9(NASB)

Your covenant for the day and for the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(NASB) but still You give the sun for light by day, and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Jeremiah 31:35(NASB) and are faithful to that covenant of providence: That while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Genesis 8:22(NASB)

You did not leave Yourself without witness among the nations, in that You did good and gave them rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying their hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17(NASB)

You cover the heavens with clouds, and provide rain for the earth, and make grass to grow on the mountains. You give to the beast its food, and to the young ravens which cry. Psalm 147:8-9(NASB)

You bring rain on a desert without a man in it, to satisfy the waste and desolate land. Job 38:26-27(NASB)

You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; the stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth. You water its furrows abundantly, You settle its ridges, You soften it with showers, You bless its growth. You have crowned the year with Your bounty, and Your paths drip with fatness. Psalm 65:9-11(NASB)

You send forth springs in the valleys; they flow between the mountains; they give drink to every beast of the field; and beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they lift up their voices among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(NASB)

You have established the earth upon its foundations, so that it will not totter forever and ever, Psalm 104:5(NASB) and set a boundary to the waters of the sea, so that they will not return to cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(NASB) You have enclosed the sea with doors, Job 38:8(NASB) and placed boundaries on it, saying, “Thus far you shall come, but no farther; and here shall your proud waves stop.” Job 38:10-11(NASB) And You have made good what You have sworn, that the waters of Noah would not flood the earth again. Isaiah 54:9(NASB)

Your covenant for the day and for the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(NASB) but still You give the sun for light by day, and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Jeremiah 31:35(NASB) and are faithful to that covenant of providence: That while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. Genesis 8:22(NASB)

You have not left yourself without testimony among the nations: You have shown kindness by giving them rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; you provide them with plenty of food and fill their hearts with joy. Acts 14:17(NIV)

You cover the sky with clouds; you supply the earth with rain and make grass grow on the hills. You provide food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call. Psalm 147:8-9(NIV)

You cause it to rain on a desert with no one in it, to satisfy a desolate wasteland. Job 38:26-27(NIV)

You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it; you drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:9-11(NIV)

You make springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; and by them the birds of the air nest, they sing among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(NIV)

You have set the earth on its foundations, it can never be moved; Psalm 104:5(NIV) and have set a boundary the waters of the sea cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(NIV) You have shut up the sea with doors, Job 38:8(NIV) and fixed limits for it, saying, “This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt.” Job 38:10-11(NIV) And you have made good what you have sworn: that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. Isaiah 54:9(NIV)

Your covenant with the day and with the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(NIV) but still you appoint the sun to shine by day and decree the moon and stars to shine by night, Jeremiah 31:35(NIV) and are faithful to that covenant of providence: That as long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease. Genesis 8:22(NIV)

You have not left yourself without testimony among the nations: You have shown kindness by giving them rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; you provide them with plenty of food and fill their hearts with joy. Acts 14:17(NIV)

You cover the sky with clouds; you supply the earth with rain and make grass grow on the hills. You provide food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call. Psalm 147:8-9(NIV)

You cause it to rain on a desert with no one in it, to satisfy a desolate wasteland. Job 38:26-27(NIV)

You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it; you drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:9-11(NIV)

You make springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; and by them the birds of the air nest, they sing among the branches. Psalm 104:10-12(NIV)

You have set the earth on its foundations, it can never be moved; Psalm 104:5(NIV) and have set a boundary the waters of the sea cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth. Psalm 104:9(NIV) You have shut up the sea with doors, Job 38:8(NIV) and fixed limits for it, saying, “This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt.” Job 38:10-11(NIV) And you have made good what you have sworn: that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. Isaiah 54:9(NIV)

Your covenant with the day and with the night is not broken; Jeremiah 33:20(NIV) but still you appoint the sun to shine by day and decree the moon and stars to shine by night, Jeremiah 31:35(NIV) and are faithful to that covenant of providence: That as long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease. Genesis 8:22(NIV)

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