Afflictions

1. God appoints. 2 Ki 6:33; Job 5:6, 17; Ps 66:11; Am 3:6; Mic 6:9.
2. God dispenses, as He will. Job 11:10; Isa 10:15; 45:7.
3. God regulates the measure of. Ps 80:5; Isa 9:1; Jer 46:28.
4. God determines the continuance of. Ge 15:13, 14; Nu 14:33; Isa 10:25; Jer 29:10.
5. God does not willingly send. La 3:33.
6. Man is born to. Job 5:6, 7; 14:1.
7. Saints appointed to. 1 Th 3:3.
8. Consequent upon the fall. Ge 3:16–19.
9. Sin produces. Job 4:8; 20:11; Pr 1:31.
10. Sin visited with. 2 Sa 12:14; Ps 89:30–32; Isa 57:17; Ac 13:10, 11.
11. Often severe. Job 16:7–16; Ps 42:7; 66:12; Jon 2:3; Re 7:14.
12. Always less than we deserve. Ezr 9:13; Ps 103:10.
13. Frequently terminate in good. Ge 50:20; Ex 1:11, 12; De 8:15, 16; Jer 24:5, 6; Eze 20:37.
14. Tempered with mercy. Ps 78:38, 39; 106:43–46; Isa 30:18–21; La 3:32; Mic 7:7–9; Na 1:12.
15. Saints are to expect. Joh 16:33; Ac 14:22.
16. Of saints, are comparatively light. Ac 20:23, 24; Ro 8:18; 2 Co 4:17.
17. Of saints, are but temporary. Ps 30:5; 103:9; Isa 54:7, 8; Joh 16:20; 1 Pe 1:6; 5:10.
18. Saints have joy under. Job 5:17; Jas 5:11.
19. Of saints, end in joy and blessedness. Ps 126:5, 6; Isa 61:2, 3; Mt 5:4; 1 Pe 4:13, 14.
20. Often arise from the profession of the gospel. Mt 24:9; Joh 15:21; 2 Ti 3:11, 12.
21. Exhibit the love and faithfulness of God. De 8:5; Ps 119:75; Pr 3:12; 1 Co 11:32; Heb 12:6, 7; Re 3:19

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