Why does God afflict us? 


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Why does God afflict us? 

(Ashton Oxenden, “The Blessings and Trials of Sickness” 1863)

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“Affliction does not come forth from the dust, neither does trouble spring forth out of the ground!”Job 5:6

“Just as a parent disciplines a child, the Lordyour Goddisciplines you for your own good.”Deuteronomy 8:5

“I know, O Lord, that Your laws are righteous,and in faithfulnessYouhave afflicted me!”Psalm 119:75

“As many as I love,Irebuke and discipline!”Revelation 3:19

“For whom the Lord lovesHechastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.”Hebrews 12:6

“I was silent; I would not open my mouth,forYouare the one who has done this!”Psalm 39:9

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