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Sam AwedaTuesday, July 15, 2014
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WHY DOES THE RIGHTEOUS SUFFER? (50):
THE CHRISTIAN'S CONDUCT IN THE DAYS OF HIS AFFLICTION (4)


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ow do we conduct ourselves during our moment of difficulty (affliction)?

Let him not grumble. "As some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer" (1 Cor. 10:10).

Paul was referring to the incidents in the wilderness (Ex 17:2-3; Num 21:5-6 etc).

"But let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator" (1 Peter 4:19).

Let him in faith (2Cor 5:7), wait with patience (Rom 8:25; 15:4; Heb 12:1) and courage (Psalm 27:13-14).

"For the which cause I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day" (2 Tim 1:12). "For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which you have shewed toward His Name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister: And we desire that everyone of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: that ye be not slothful but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. For when God made promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, surely, blessing, I will bless thee and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise" (Heb. 6:10-15).

"Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So, let it grow and don't try to squirm (be embarrassed) out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete" (James 1:2-4).

To be continued

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