God Never Wastes Pain
The simple point I will make today is that God never wastes pain. Meaning, the Lord always uses the pain of trials and adversity to accomplish His purposes. And what are His purposes? His glory and our good. And let us never forget that our greatest good and God’s glory are not mutually exclusive: that […]
#WCSK Episode 0.4c: Why suffering? A case study of Job
Job: A case study Any discussion about suffering and the Bible would be incomplete without a mention of Job, the title character of the Old Testament book. Why? Because Job is a textbook on how suffering interacts in a world ruled by a sovereign God. My advice to all those who have never read Job: […]
#WCSK Episode 0.4b: How to deal with suffering
Picking up from last week… How to deal with suffering The Biblical model never asks Christians to deny, dismiss, or minimize suffering. In fact, there is an entire book of the Bible (Lamentations) devoted to the expression of grief. As we discuss later, Job had his outpouring of grief and emotion memorialized for all time in […]
#WCSK Episode 0.4a: Why Suffering?
What Christians Should Know (#WCSK): Volume Zero takes a step back and investigates basic ideas about God, the Bible, and the Christian faith. This series provides crucial answers to critical questions about belief. “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And […]