Afflicted Saints

1. God is with. Ps 46:5, 7; Isa 43:2.

2. God is a refuge and strength to. Ps 27:5, 6; Isa 25:4; Jer 16:19; Na 1:7.

3. God comforts. Isa 49:13; Jer 31:13; Mt 5:4; 2 Co 1:4, 5; 7:6.

4. God preserves. Ps 34:20.

5. God delivers. Ps 34:4, 19; Pr 12:13; Jer 39:17, 18.

6. Christ is with. Joh 14:18.

7. Christ supports. 2 Ti 4:17; Heb 2:18.

8. Christ comforts. Isa 61:2; Mt 11:28–30; Lu 7:13; Joh 14:1; 16:33.

9. Christ preserves. Isa 63:9; Lu 21:18.

10. Christ delivers. Re 3:10.

11. Should praise God. Ps 13:5, 6; 56:8–10; 57:6, 7; 71:20–23.

12. Should imitate Christ. Heb 12:1–3; 1 Pe 2:21–23.

13. Should imitate the prophets. Jas 5:10.

14. Should be patient. Lu 21:19; Ro 12:12; 2 Th 1:4; Jas 1:4; 1 Pe 2:20.

15. Should be resigned. 1 Sa 3:18; 2 Ki 20:19; Job 1:21; Ps 39:9.

16. Should not despise chastening. Job 5:17; Pr 3:11; Heb 12:5.

17. Should acknowledge the justice of their chastisements. Ne 9:33; Job 2:10; Isa 64:5–7; La 3:39; Mic 7:9.

18. Should avoid sin. Job 34:31, 32; Joh 5:14; 1 Pe 2:12.

19. Should trust in the goodness of God. Job 13:15; Ps 71:20; 2 Co 1:9.

20. Should turn and devote themselves to God. Ps 116:7–9; Jer 50:3, 4; Ho 6:1.

21. Should keep the pious resolutions made during afflictions. Ps 66:13–15.

22. Should be frequent in prayer. See “Affliction, Prayer Under”. Ps 50:15–17.

23. Should take encouragement from former mercies. Ps 27:9; 2 Co 1:10.

24. Examples of afflicted Saints:

a. Joseph. Ge 39:20–23; Ps 105:17–19.

b. Moses. Heb 11:25.

c. Eli. 1 Sa 3:18.

d. Nehemiah. Ne 1:4.

e. Job. Job 1:20–22.

f. David. 2 Sa 12:15–23.

g. Paul. Ac 20:22–24; 21:13.

h. Apostles. 1 Co 4:13; 2 Co 6:4–10.

 Torrey, R. A. (2001). The new topical text book: A scriptural text book for the use of ministers, teachers, and all Christian workers. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Bible Software.

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