Afflictions Are For the Praise of God

“Psalm 119:71 ‘It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes.’  He is wise, and forsees an evil we are apt to run into, and prevents it by affliction; sends Paul a thorn in the flesh, not so much to correct a present default as to prevent it, 2 Cor. 12:7, that he might not be lifted up above measure.  Sometimes he afflicts to make their graces apparent.  God afflicted Job in his goods, in his person, that the truth of his faith and patience might be seen in the midst of his sufferings, to the praise of God.  He sends not temptations unless there be need, and that the trial of faith may be found to praise and honour, 1 Peter 1:6-7.”  –“Volume 5 — Stephen Charnock — Truth and Life” (Banner of Truth) p. 186-187

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About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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