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. Caroline says:

    Please can you expand on the second paragraph? Please can you give Bible verses so we know where to look first? Thank you.

  2. john Ruland says:

    There is only one reason we suffer for Jesus is because God wants to find out if our faith in Jesus is just and true in times of trouble. When things get bad some will abandon their faith and even go as far as telling him off and no uncertain terms. what will you do?

  3. Gloria Buchanan says:

    thanks for all you do in this world. We need you.

  4. Doc says:

    We love you and are praying for you

  5. Dixie Leen says:

    God is so good and had blessed Mr. Graham with such wisdom and though him blessed all of us.

  6. Rachel says:

    I thank God for everything we have been and are going through. He is never late but comes in time. Remember us in prayers

  7. margareta cronholm says:

    Yes we need God’s direction. I never could have believed that God’s diciplin was something to be thankful for. Praise the Lord who cares.