God does not always work miracles and acts of providence for our deliverance from suffering

    Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of … More God does not always work miracles and acts of providence for our deliverance from suffering

Purposes in suffering

John Piper, in a sermon on Job 38-42 What we have seen so far, then, is that Job’s suffering has a twofold explanation: its purpose at the outset was to demonstrate God’s value and glory, and its ongoing purpose was to refine Job’s righteousness. His suffering is not punishment. It is not a sign of … More Purposes in suffering

On a leash

   And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also it was allowed to make war on the saints … More On a leash

For a little while…

In Job 24, we see that Job does not understand how God  can allow the strong to exploit the weak? When will judgment come? Why? When? How? Kim Riddlebarger comments in a sermon on this section of Job: None of this fits with Job’s hope in a coming redeemer. It is not until we come … More For a little while…