Question: How does God execute his decrees?
Answer: God executes his decrees in the works of creation and providence.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.
So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.
The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps.
The lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is from the Lord.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
A man’s steps are from the Lord;
how then can man understand his way?
The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;
he turns it wherever he will.
The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
but the victory belongs to the Lord.