2 Corinthians 4:1-12
Job 34:18 – Elihu tells Job – you wouldn’t accuse a king or a prince of being evil, but you’re accusing God who is far more just than any human king?
Job 35:2 – “The Book of Job does not answer the question ‘Why does God allow the righteous to suffer?’ but rather answers the question, ‘How should the righteous suffer?’” (Blue Letter Bible). You may be hurting, but don’t ever think you are more righteous than God. That is the pathway to atheism.
Job 36:3 – Elihu is continually begging permission to speak (Job 36:2), with a purpose not of attacking Job, or defending Job, but glorifying God.
Job 36:26 – While God does act in certain ways (Job 36:15), he is great and unsearchable.
2 Corinthians 4:1 – What is this ministry? Attacking the conscience (2 Corinthians 4:2) because the god of this world is blinding people to the light of the gospel! (2 Corinthians 4:4).
2 Corinthians 4:8-12 – Suffering for Jesus? Join the club that Paul was a charter member of!
Psalm 44:3 – Remember our discussion of Ezra? He was afraid the people would fall back into trusting swords, armies, and bows (Psalm 44:6). Thou hast saved us from our enemies! (Psalm 44:7).
Proverbs 22:10 – The Christian School principal’s go-to verse. Yes there are the students that you want to reach, but to keep the simple from following the scorner, you must separate the two, and that by removing the scorner from your classroom. It is not out of malice for the scorner, but out of love for the others.
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