214. THE DIVINE PROVIDENCE REGARDS ETERNAL THINGS, AND NOT TEMPORAL THINGS EXCEPT SO FAR AS THEY ACCORD WITH ETERNAL THINGS
That the Divine Providence regards eternal things, and not temporal things except so far as they make one with eternal things, will be shown in the following order:
I. Temporal things relate to dignities and riches, thus to honours and gain in the world.
II. Eternal things relate to spiritual honours and wealth, which pertain to love and wisdom in heaven.
III. Temporal and eternal things are separated by man, but are conjoined by the Lord.
IV. The conjunction of temporal and eternal things is the Divine Providence of the Lord.