10AM 1/26/20 “Trials To Smiles” 1 Peter 4

Our first reaction to a heavy trial is to think something strange is happening to us. We don’t understand why God’s people have to suffer. So we wonder, if God loves me so much, why does He allow me to suffer?  (1 Peter 4)    –   When I love someone, I want to save them from suffering. That’s why we often spoil our children. In protecting them from the consequences of their actions, we actually cause them to get more rebellious.   God Loves us, but “Whom the Lord loves He chastens” (Heb.12). While others might “get away” with some things, God won’t let us get away with it because we are His children, and the trials are one way that God disciplines & purifies His children. Chuck Smith 1927-2013

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