The Reason We Must Suffer

The Holy Spirit has been kind to me and has made me understand the real reason we, as humans, must suffer. I’ve studied the book of Job a number of times, but, until now, I haven’t understood it. Please read on.
Job 1:8-12New International Version (NIV)

8 “Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”

9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. 10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.”

12 The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”

Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.”

In that short passage we learn that God allowed Job to be tested by every misfortune, just to prove to Satan that Job would be true to God, and not crumble in misfortune. I believe that it was not only Job that received that testing, but every one of us will be tested.
Job lost his children, his fortune and broke out in boils that tested him physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We, too, will be tested, not only in good times, but in life’s tragedies. It is not punishment for anything we may have done, it is a deal that God made with Satan concerning Job, and concerning anyone who loves God.

At the end of the book of Job, God instructs Job to pray for his friends who blamed his misfortune on Job’s perceived sins. (One receives what he wishes for another) Job prayed for his friends, that God would forgive them for not understanding, and asked that their punishment would be lifted from them. That is the moment that God ended Job’s trial and suffering, and doubly restored Job’s fortune, family and health. Job went on to live to be 140 years old in God’s grace . Therefore, be steadfast in your faith, and never surrender to your circumstances.

We all have suffered loss of family, health or fortune, and we all have misunderstood the purpose of our suffering. And, so I pray for you, that God will forgive you and, also, me for our misunderstanding, and I ask Him to lift his punishment from us.
Remain true to God throughout the blessings and misfortunes of life and you, too, will be rewarded for your love of Him, who loves you forever, and will never forsake you.
Blessings,
Andy
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One Response to The Reason We Must Suffer

  1. It’s not “One Law”….

    Poem – What is love?

    Two men came to Jesus
    With different motivations.
    They asked Him the same question
    Relevant to all the nations:

    Which is the Most Important?
    The answer was the same.
    Jesus did not manipulate
    He was not there to play a game.

    “Love the Lord your God” said Jesus
    as He quoted from The Law –
    to fulfill and not abolish
    was His purpose, full of awe.

    Jesus did not make all Scripture
    Into one new great commandment.
    He summarized The Law and Prophets
    “First and Greatest” and “The Second.”

    The Love of God is higher
    Than the love of any man.
    Receive from God, give back to God-
    Then to others, that’s His plan.

    The Love of God involves much more
    Than simply “love your fellow man.”
    Worship, trust, and pray to God,
    and obey Him – that’s His plan

    To worship and pray to neighbors,
    Whoever they may be,
    Or trust and obey our enemies
    Would be idolatry.

    The love of God is first and greatest,
    And the love of man is second.
    “All we need is love” are words
    of dead Beetles on the pavement.

    “The entire law is summed up in a single command”
    are not the words of Jesus our Salvation.
    It’s false teaching of Paul the Pharisee
    an “accuser of our brethren.”

    “Love” without God is Satan’s word through Paul
    in his chapter to the Corinthians.
    “I will show you the most excellent way”
    is the road to eternal perdition.

    Where is God in Paul’s chapter on love?
    Nowhere in view of the eye.
    Paul sings about himself like a Mexican Mariachi
    “I, I, I, I.”

    Jesus is The Most Excellent Way
    Not the words of a Pharisee.
    The words of Jesus are very clear.
    Jesus said, “You must follow ME.”

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