Afflictions made Beneficial

Afflictions made beneficial

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In promoting the glory of God –John 9:1, 2, 3; 11:3,4; 21:18,19

In exhibiting the power and faithfulness of God –Ps 34:19,20; 2Co 4:8, 9, 10, 11

In teaching us the will of God –Ps 119:71; Isaiah 26:9; Micah 6:9

In turning us to God –Deut 4:30,31; Neh 1:8,9; Ps 78:34; Is 10:20,21; Ho 2:6,7

In keeping us from again departing from God –Job 34:31,32; Is 10:20; Ezek 14:10,11

In leading us to seek God in prayer –Jdg 4:3; Je 31:18; Lam 2:17-19; Ho 5:14,15; Jonah 2:1

In convincing us of sin –Job 36:8,9; Ps 119:67; Lk 15:16-18

In leading us to confession of sin –Nu 21:7; Ps 32:5; 51:3,5

In testing and exhibiting our sincerity –Job 23:10; Psalms 66:10; Pr 17:3

In trying our faith and obedience –Ge 22:1,2; He 11:17; Ex 15:23-25; Deut 8:2,16; 1Pe 1:7; Re 2:10

In humbling us –Deut 8:3,16; 2Chr 7:13,14; Lam 3:19,20; 2Co 12:7

In purifying us –Eccl 7:2,3; Is 1:25,26; 48:10; Je 9:6,7; Zech 13:9; Mal 3:2,3

In exercising our patience Ps 40:1; Ro 5:3; James 1:3; 1Pe 2:20

In rendering us fruitful in good works –John 15:2; Heb 12:10,11

In furthering the gospel –Acts 8:3,4; 11:19-21; Php 1:12; 2Ti 2:9,10; 4:16,17

Exemplified

Joseph’s brethren –Genesis 42:21

Joseph –Genesis 45:5,7,8

Israel –Deuteronomy 8:3,5

Josiah –2 Kings 22:19

Hezekiah –2 Chronicles 32:25,26

Manasseh –2 Chronicles 33:12

Jonah –Jonah 2:7

Prodigal’s son –Luke 15:21

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