The Question Is Why?

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In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job.  This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. He had seven sons and three daughters, and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants.  He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.  (16) While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house.  It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”  At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shave his head.  Then he fell to the ground in worship and said:  “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.  The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away, may the name of the LORD be praised. In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.  (Job 1:1-22)

SUFFERING:

 

Test’s our faith. (Job 2:10) (Isaiah 55:8-9)

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.  (Psalms 37:7)

Strengthens our faith. (1 Thessalonians 3:4-5) (John 16:33)

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken,  My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.  Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him.  (Psalms 62:5-8)

Justifies our faith. (Romans 5:1) (Proverbs 3:11-12)

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character, and character, hope.  (Romans 5:3-4)

KNOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW

 

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