vidence, from his book, "A Body of Divinity." . . .
"Divine providence is irresistible. There is no standing in the way of God's providence to hinder it. When God's time was come for Joseph's release, the prison could hold him no longer. 'The king sent and loos-
ed him,' (Psa 105:20). When God would indulge the Jews with liberty in their religion, Cyrus, by a providence, puts forth a proclamation to encourage the Jews to go and build their temple at Jerusalem, and worship God, (Ezra 1:2, 3). If God will shield and protect Jeremiah's person in captivity, the very king of Babylon shall nurse up the pro-
phet, and give charge concerning him that he wants nothing, (Jer 39:12).
"God is to be trusted when His providences seem to run contrary to His promises. God promised to give David the crown, to make him king; but providence ran contrary to His promise. David was pursued by Saul, and was in danger of his life, but all this while it was David's duty to trust God. Please observe, that the Lord by cross providences often brings to pass His promise. God promised Paul the lives of all that were with him in the ship; but the providence of God seemed to run quite contrary to His promise--for the winds blew, the ship split and broke in pieces. Thus God fulfilled His promise; upon the broken pieces of the ship they all came safe to shore. Trust God when provi-
dences seem to run quite contrary to promises."