The point of this post is to refute the lie that says God steals and destroys. Thank goodness we are blessed in Christ, not cursed. So God giving Miriam leprosy was not Father punishing His child with illness. About God not having punished any one with disease, who punished Uziah with leprosy? Of course we're not to be cocky about our faith, but I thought it would be central to the Christian faith that our God takes us through suffering, not take away our suffering. From the beginning of human history the devil has been trying to steal or ruin everything God gave us and yet there are still some who think that God is the thief. Whatever your need, the answer is found in a revelation of Jesus and His finished work. And lastly, when God took my father when I was 21 He gave me a platform to share the gospel in a way that I never imagined.
I do believe in the miraculous, but we must serve God not His miracles. He is God- whatever happens… it is according to what He believes is best for us. The sad thing is, many religious today, have bought into the lie. The only true wisdom which is not grief, the only true knowledge which is not sorrow , and the only joy in life, are the gifts of God to those whom he regards as good. You give and take away. For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God.
No wonder that after the Lord confronted him he repented for saying so much foolish stuff. Laurie Edwards watched her little girl gasping for air and wanted to breathe for her. To the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner He assigns the task of gathering and accumulating that which he will hand over to one who pleases God. Essentially he is simply arguing and talking to himself during an epileptic fit. When God took away friendships, he gave me an opportunity to learn how to continually love and pray for those that are no longer in my life. So I agree God do not allow bad things, I think it is a result of our actions. Surely it must be God? The dog was barking got up and checked everything and went back to bed, Juliette her daughter was sleeping with us, so I got up started my day took my bath got my granddaughter up gave her, her bath, dressed and gave something to eat, later my husband got up was going to go to church and my husband said he wanted to take all of us out for breakfast, he got ready so I went into my daughters room to see if she wanted to go and if she didnt I wanted to let her know that I was going to take Juliette with us.
Jesus never takes his gifts away but he surely carried our sins and infirmities Is 53. I love and appreciate you as a brother in Christ. It was the early morning of Saturday, October 30, 2004. See God can be taking away and Jesus can be giving and still be on the same agenda. This also is vanity and grasping of the wind.
Through Christ, we have forgiveness of our sins. He even raised the dead. Some crying, some laughing, some sleeping…but all with cancer none the less. He came to destroy the works of the devil. God is good all the time and the enemy is bad all the time. This also is vanity and pursuit of the wind.
The Vulgate boldly supplies it here, Homini bone in conspectu sue dedit Deus. And may the malice and power of Satan render that Saviour more precious to our souls, who came to destroy the works of the devil; who, for our salvation, suffered from that enemy far more than Job suffered, or we can think. True God is 100% Good, that there is no evil found in Him. This also is vanity and a striving after wind. This is why he made so many sacrifices.
The context for Job saying it was worship as well 1:20. This is what true blessing is. I don't agree with it but it's not like they were singing something unscriptual. And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. Yes I believe I can, in bygone ages lords ladies and gentry alike had the means to drink alcohol, while poorer people drank cheap ale of much lower alcoholic content. But to the sinner he allots labour, sorrow, vanity, and vexation, in seeking a worldly portion, which yet afterwards comes into better hands.
That comfort which springs from the word of God, is the surest and sweetest, and the greatest stay to hope. Job said some dumb things, but in all his suffering he never cursed God, and that is the point of Job 1:22. I disagree with the notion that God the Son and God the Father are in a good cop-bad cop routine with humanity, that one saves while the other condemns. The lie that God is behind bad things or evil is so prevalent today and is exactly what hinders people from receiving all that Christ died to give us. I would rise up in my Christ-given authority and rebuke that cursed disease. If it is not he, then who is it? Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; … Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; grant.
When it comes to matters of salvation and all that Jesus has done for us eg: provided healing , I refuse to play the excuse-making game. God is indeed sovereign, but he is not schizophrenic. May his name be praised! As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand. But instead we fight it, and go against the enemy. He lists all the things that happened to him — beaten with rods, stoned, left for dead. A baby with cocaine in its system is not their fault. So in the parable of the talents, the talent of the unprofitable servant is given unto him who had made best use of his money.
Anyone who has suffered loss has probably heard this verse. Thy will be done Thy kingdom come. It seems to me that while God is in the redeeming business — causing good to come from bad and bringing to life things that were dying or dead — not all of this redemption is going to happen on this earth some of it is reserved for Heaven alone. Job did nothing but talk; Jesus healed the sick. Second, you mentioned chastisement or discipline.