GOD HAS A WORK TO BE DONE AND A PEOPLE TO DO IT !! It pleased God and served His purpose to have a ‚Äúhouse comparatively mean‚ÄĚ built. God marks out for each in His purposes beforehand the particular good works and the time and the way which He sees best for those works to be accomplished. He both makes ready by His providence the opportunities for the works and makes us ready for their performance. I like, Pastor Dilday, your mentioning of Matthew Henry in this sermon. God desired to have a commentary written on the whole Bible. And, He chose and equipped Matthew for the doing of it.
Pastor Steven Dilday holds a Ph.D. from Whitefield Theological Seminary in Puritan History and Literature. He is currently translating Matthew Poole's Synopsis Criticorum, making it available in English for the first time (www.matthewpoole.net).