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Afflictions Made Beneficial


1. In promoting the glory of God. Joh 9:1-3; 11:3,4; 21:18,19.

2. In exhibiting the power and faithfulness of God. Ps 34:19,20; 2Co 4:8-11.

3. In teaching us the will of God. Ps 119:71; Isa 26:9; Mic 6:9.

4. In turning us to God. De 4:30,31; Ne 1:8,9; Ps 78:34; Isa 10:20,21; Ho 2:6,7.

5. In keeping us from again departing from God. Job 34:31,32; Isa 10:20; Eze 14:10,11.

6. In leading us to seek God in prayer. Jdj 4:3; Jer 31:18; La 2:17-19; Ho 5:14,15; Jon 2:1.

7. In convincing us of sin. Job 36:8,9; Ps 119:67; Lu 15:16-18.

8. In leading us to confession of sin. Nu 21:7; Ps 32:5; 51:3,5.

9. In testing and exhibiting our sincerity. Job 23:10; Ps 66:10; Pr 17:3.

10. In trying our faith and obedience. Ge 22:1,2; Heb 11:17; Ex 15:23-25; De 8:2,16; 1Pe 1:7; Re 2:10.

11. In humbling us. De 8:3,16; 2Ch 7:13,14; La 3:19,20; 2Co 12:7.

12. In purifying us. Ec 7:2,3; Isa 1:25,26; 48:10; Jer 9:6,7; Zec 13:9; Mal 3:2,3.

13. In exercising our patience. Ps 40:1; Ro 5:3; Jas 1:3; 1Pe 2:20.

14. In rendering us fruitful in good works. Joh 15:2; Heb 12:10,11.

15. In furthering the gospel. Ac 8:3,4; 11:19-21; Php 1:12; 2Ti 2:9,10; 4:16,17.

16. Exemplified

a. Joseph’s brethren. Ge 42:21.

b. Joseph. Ge 45:5,7,8.

c. Israel. De 8:3,5.

d. Josiah. 2Ki 22:19.

e. Hezekiah. 2Ch 32:25,26.

f. Manasseh. 2Ch 33:12.

g. Jonah. Jon 2:7.

h. Prodigal’s son. Lu 15:21.