Why the Righteous Suffer

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This question, “Why must the righteous suffer?” is as old as time. There is only one place that we can find an answer, and that is in the Bible. You do not need to study the Scriptures long to learn why sinners meet reverses and anguish. They are apart from God. Their sorrow is the result of their sins. But-why do Christians suffer?

Scripture teaches that many Christians suffer so that they may fellowship with others who are in affliction. Only those who have known sorrow and suffering can have fellowship with those in affliction. The Word of God also teaches that Christians suffer in order that they might glorify God in their lives. The Bible further teaches that Christians suffer in order that God might teach them lessons in prayer. Also, Christians suffer in order that God might bring them to repentance.

Prayer for the day

How tender is Your comfort, Lord. How loving Your chastening.

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  1. Leonard Mambou says:

    am so blessed by this excellent teaching

  2. Carroll Trent says:

    I am so thankful for this site. Billy and Franklin, I know that you have always said that we need to go to church on Sundays. But what is one to do when the church they have attended is not providing spiritual guidance and as a Christian you feel that some of the things you are hearing are actually what the scriptures say. The only people in this world that I know of that do not have a shadow of a doubt about the real truth and meaning of the scriptures is you Billy and Franklin. When I read thing s on your site I have complete confidence that what I am reading is truly the Gospel and not compromised scripture. So, for now I have made your site my church. I hope it is okay with you. In Christ’s love, Carroll Trent

  3. Julie Riupp says:

    Thank you Jesus for being my savior and comforter

  4. dapbhashisha says:

    i really like this message…why the righteous suffer?…its give us strength and hope..as a christian

  5. Solomon Selvaraj.E says:

    Pls remember in your prayer

  6. D.S.Rajsekhar, Triplicane, Chennai. says:

    Lord, thank You for the privilege of knowing You as my Father.

  7. D.S.Rajsekhar, Triplicane, Chennai. says:

    Lord, you must increase and i must decrease. Help me to glorify You in my life. Amen.

  8. Marie Sibley says:

    Live the WORD!