Suffering Refines the Righteous

John Piper explains Elihu’s view of suffering in Job 36:6–15 The helpful thing in these verses is that Elihu makes clear that there is such a thing as a righteous person who still has sin that needs to be revealed and rooted out. To call a person righteous does not mean that the person is … More Suffering Refines the Righteous

Ezekiel’s wife

    The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, behold, I am about to take the delight of your eyes away from you at a stroke; yet you shall not mourn or weep, nor shall your tears run down.—Ezekiel 24:15-16 ESV John Piper, an Advent Poem from 1984 Ezekiel sat stunned and … More Ezekiel’s wife

Are Exodus and Ezekiel in conflict?

Exodus 34:6 The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, 7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, [1] forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s … More Are Exodus and Ezekiel in conflict?