The quotes below are basically Scripture texts in the public domain, and besides that they were taken from The Reformed Doctrine Of Predestination by Dr. Lorraine Boettner, who has given permission inside the flyleaf of this work to quote this entire book word for word with or without credit.
** As a suppliment to the spirit of the Opening Post, here is a list of Scriptures demonstrating that all events have a Sovereign appointed place and purpose and that God’s providence is universal and that He therefore always accomplishes the complete fulfillment of His plans. **
** Nature or the physical world. **
“Jehovah doeth His will in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet,” Nahum 1:3. “Only in the land of Goshen where the children of Israel were, there was no hail,” Exodus 9:26.
“He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust,” Matthew 5:45.
The famine in Egypt appeared to men to be only the result of natural causes; yet Joseph could say, “The thing is established of God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.” Genesis 41: 32.
“And I also have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months before the harvest; and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city,” Amos 4:7.
“He gave you from heaven rains and fruitful seasons, filling your heart with food and gladness,” Acts 14:17.
“Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?” Isaiah 40:12
** The animal creation. **
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny and not one of them shall fall to the ground without your Father,” Matthew 10:29.
“Behold the birds of the heavens, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them,” Matthew 6:26
. “My God hath sent His angel and hath shut the lions’ months, that they have not hurt me,” Daniel 6:22.
“The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God,” Psalm 104:21.
“Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father (Laban) and given them to me” (Jacob), Genesis 31:9.
** Nations. **
(Nebuchadnezzar’s humiliation was) “to the intent that the living may know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will, and setteth up over it the lowest of men,” Daniel 4:17.
“Behold, the nations are as a drop in the bucket, and are accounted as the small dust of the balance; behold, He taketh up the isles as a very little thing,” Isaiah 40-15.
“Let them say among the nation Jehovah reigneth,” 1 Chronicles 16:31.
“For God Is the King of all the earth,” Psalm 47:7.
“He changeth the times and the seasons; He removeth kings, and setteth up kings,” Daniel 2:21.
“Jehovah bringeth the counsel of the nations to naught; He maketh the thoughts of the people to be of none effect,” Psalm 33:10.
“And Jehovah gave them rest round about … Jehovah delivered all their enemies into their hands,” Joshua 21:44.
“And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah; and Jehovah delivered them into the hands of Midian seven years,” Judges 6:1
. 'Shall evil befall a city, and Jehovah hath not done it?" Amos 3:6.
“For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, that march through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling places that are not theirs,” Habakkuk 1:6.
** Individual men. **
“The king’s heart is in the hand of Jehovah as the watercourses; He turneth it whithersoever He will,” Proverbs 21:1.
“A man’s goings are established of Jehovah,” Psalm 37:23.
“A man’s heart deviseth his way, but the Lord directeth his steps,” Proverbs 16:9.
“For we ought to say, if the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that,” James 4:15.
“Of Him, and through Him, and unto Him are all things,” Romans 11:36.
“Who maketh thee to differ? And what hast thou that thou didst not receive?” 1 Corinthians 4:7.
“The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, And delivereth them,” Psalm 34:7.
“If it be so our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and He will deliver us out of thy hand,O king,” Daniel 3:17
. “Jehovah is on my side; I shall not fear; What can man do unto me?” Psalm 118:6.
But now, O Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay and thou our potter; and we are the work of thy hands," Isaiah 64:8.
“And the hand of our God was upon us, and He delivered us (the returning exiles) from the hand of the enemy and the lier-in-wait by the way,” Ezra 8:31
. “And God brought their counsel to naught,” Nehemiah 4:15.
“But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or bent; that ye way know how Jehovah doth make a distinction between the Egyptians and Israel,” Exodus 11:7.
“And the Lord said unto Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak and hold not thy peace; for I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to harm thee,” Acts 18:9.
** The free acts of men. **
“It is God who worketh in you both to will and to work, for His good pleasure,” Philippians 2:13.
“And Jehovah gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked.” Exodus 12:36.
“And the king (of Persia, Artaxerxes) granted him (Ezra) all his request, according to the hand of Jehovah his God upon him,” Ezra 7:6.
“For Jehovah had made them joyful, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God” (rebuilding the temple), Ezra 6:22.
“And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep mine ordinances, and do them,” Ezekiel 36:27.
** The sinful acts of men. **
“For of a truth in this city against thy holy servant Jesus, whom thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, and the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together, to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel foreordained to come to pass,” Acts 4:27, 28.
“Jesus answered him (Pilate), Thou wouldst have no power against me, except it were given thee from above,” John 19:11.
(David, rebuking Abishai, in regard to Shimei) “Because he curseth, and Jehovah bath said, Curse David… Let him alone, and let him curse; for Jehovah bath bidden him” II Sam. 16:10, 11.
"Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee; and the residue of wrath shalt thou gird upon thee’ (or restrain), Ps. 76:10.
“And I, behold I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians and they shall go in (the Red Sea) after them; and I will get me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, and upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen,” Ex. 14:17.