If Job (a righteous man) is allowed to suffer how much more those wayward children which God is chastising?
Jeremiah had a fire shut up in his bones when he wanted to quit preaching he couldn't. The love of God is a great burden. Jesus said we are to lay down our lives for our brethren. The cross we are to carry is painful, cumbersome and we can only endure it by resting in Christ alone. This is why idolatry is such a wicked thing it is the highest form of robbery.
We are robbed of our impact on others as we have no real testimony. This is what Paul spoke of as a form of godliness. The Corinthians were drawn to Christ not by persuasive words but by power!
This was recorded on 9/12/2018 in North Haverhill, NH.
Jb. 30:19; Ho. 2:6; 6:1; Is. 33:2; Ml. 3:6; Pr. 28:9, 13; Ja. 4:8; Rm. 12:19; 6:23
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