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We All Have Stuff: When the Righteous Suffer

We All Have Stuff

Job 1:1-12

  1. What does the Bible teach about suffering?
    • Bad things happen to good people because this is not heaven (Acts 14:22, 1 Peter 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:12)
    • Suffering is not a form of punishment (Romans 8:1, Romans 3:25-26)
  2. What is God’s purpose in suffering?
    Repentance (Luke 13:4-5)
    Reliance (2 Cor. 1:8-9)
    Righteousness (Hebrews 12:6, 10-11)
    Reward (2 Cor. 4:17, Romans 8:18)
    Reminder (Philippians 3:10)
  3. What should we do in the midst of suffering?
    Get help in identifying the source of your suffering (Is it a trial or is it a consequence?)
    Guard your heart against bitterness and doubt (James 5:11)
    Renew your mind with an eternal perspective (Hebrews 10:32-36, Deuteronomy 31:8)