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Afflictions of the Wicked, The


1. God is glorified in. Ex 14:4; Eze 38:22,23.

2. God holds in derision. Ps 37:13; Pr 1:26,27.

3. Are multiplied. De 31:17; Job 20:12-18; Ps 32:10.

4. Are continual. Job 15:20; Ec 2:23; Isa 32:10.

5. Are often sudden. Ps 73:10; Pr 6:15; Isa 30:13; Re 18:10.

6. Are often judicially sent. Job 21:17; Ps 107:17; Jer 30:15.

7. Are for examples to others. Ps 64:7-9; Zep 3:6,7; 1Co 10:5-11; 2Pe 2:6.

8. Are ineffectual of themselves, for their conversion. Ex 9:30; Isa 9:13; Jer 2:30; Hag 2:17.

9. Their persecution of saints, a cause of. De 30:7; Ps 55:19; Zec 2:9; 2Th 1:6.

10. Impenitence is a cause of. Pr 1:30,31; Eze 24:13; Am 4:6-12; Zec 7:11,12; Re 2:21,22.

11. Sometimes humble them. 1Ki 21:27.

12. Frequently harden. Ne 9:28,29; Jer 5:3.

13. Produce slavish fear. Job 15:24; Ps 73:19; Jer 49:3,5.

14. Saints should not be alarmed at. Pr 3:25,26.

15. Exemplified

a. Pharaoh and the Egyptians. Ex 9:14,15; 14:24,25.

b. Ahaziah. 2Ki 1:1-4.

c. Gehazi. 2Ki 5:27.

d. Jehoram. 2Ch 21:12-19.

e. Uzziah. 2Ch 26:19-21.

f. Ahaz, &c. 2Ch 28:5-8,22.