God’s providence is his “preserving and governing all his creatures, ordering them and all their actions, to his own glory.” Ezekiel pictures God’s providence as constantly moving wheels, wheels within wheels, purposes within purposes (1:16), huge wheels lifted up to heaven and then descending to earth by the ceaseless activity of the cherubim (1:19-21), filled with eyes and hands (1:18; 10:12), seeing all and doing all God’s purposes.
By nature we are children of disobedience and children of wrath (Eph. 2:2-3). In grace, the Father has adopted us to be his children. No longer are we slaves of the father of lies but children of the Father of mercies. We share his name and have his heaven for our home. This is not due to our works, bloodline, or decision. Our Father gives us new hearts to believe upon his Son and thus become his children (John 1:12-13).