What’s So Important About Reading Anyway?

Posted By on January 7, 2014

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Part One: Suffering

Suffering. The call of a Christian is to suffer. We are to take up our cross daily, not to be surprised when persecuted, to take discipline from the Lord as an obedient child, and to count it all joy when we encounter trials (Luke 9:23, 1 Peter 4:12, Hebrews 12:6-7, James 1:2, Romans 5:3). One of the big motivators for me to first study theology was when I saw different people go through trials. Trials can either make us bitter, or better. As my grandmother always says, “never let the Lord waste a trial on you.” Trials are given for our sanctification, and therefore, our ultimate blessing. May we learn from them what the Lord is trying to teach us as obedient children that we ask not for our lessons to be repeated.

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Recommended Resources

A Lifting Up for the Downcast (Puritan Paperbacks)
Sovereignty of God
Heaven on Earth (Puritan Paperbacks)
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

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