J.C. Ryle: There is no such thing in reality as chance, accident, or luck.


J.C. Ryle comments on Matthew 10:26-31 at Grace Gems!:

Those who try to do good must keep before their minds the providential care of God over them. Nothing can happen in this world without His permission. There is no such thing in reality as chance, accident, or luck. “The very hairs of their heads are all numbered.” The path of duty may sometimes lead them into great danger. Health and life may seem to be periled, if they go forward. Let them take comfort in the thought that all around them is in God’s hand. Their bodies, their souls, their characters are all in His safe keeping. No disease can seize them–no hand can hurt them, unless He allows. They may say boldly to every fearful thing they meet with, “You could have no power at all against me, unless it were given to you from above.”