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.

Billy Graham addresses: Why does God allow suffering?

Prayer for the day

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

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95 Comments

  1. Shalini says:

    It is good to suffer for righteousness.

  2. Dorothy Benson says:

    I have followed your father and we now follow you. Thank you for carrying God’s Word!🙏

  3. Luke says:

    I️ just want too say that trials that I️ have been facing in my life have been very tough. I’m trying my best to reach out and trust in the Lord! Jesus has gotten my family and I️ through things that could only be done by him! Very thankful that he still loves a sinful creature as myself. Thank you Lord Jesus for your patience with me!