Why do we suffer? | 2 Maccabees 7:32

  • 2 Mac 7:32 For we suffer because of our sins.
  • 2 Mac 7:33 And though the living Lord be angry with us a little while for our chastening and correction, yet shall he be at one again with his servants.
  • 2 Mac 7:34 But thou, O godless man, and of all other most wicked, be not lifted up without a cause, nor puffed up with uncertain hopes, lifting up thy hand against the servants of God:
  • 2 Mac 7:35 For thou hast not yet escaped the judgment of Almighty God, who seeth all things.
  • 2 Mac 7:36 For our brethren, who now have suffered a short pain, are dead under God’s covenant of everlasting life: but thou, through the judgment of God, shalt receive just punishment for thy pride.
  • 2 Mac 7:37 But I, as my brethren, offer up my body and life for the laws of our fathers, beseeching God that he would speedily be merciful unto our nation; and that thou by torments and plagues mayest confess, that he alone is God; 
  • 2 Mac 7:38 And that in me and my brethren the wrath of the Almighty, which is justly brought upon our nation, may cease. 
  • 2 Mac 7:39 Than the king’ being in a rage, handed him worse than all the rest, and took it grievously that he was mocked.

 

  • Job 4:7 Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?
  • Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
  • Proverbs 20:24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

 

  • Ecc 2:1 My son, if thou come to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation.
  • Ecc 2:2 Set thy heart aright, and constantly endure, and make not haste in time of trouble.
  • Ecc 2:3 Cleave unto him, and depart not away, that thou mayest be increased at thy last end.
  • Ecc 2:4 Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate.
  • Ecc 2:5 For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
  • Ecc 2:6 Believe in him, and he will help thee; order thy way aright, and trust in him.
  • Ecc 2:7 Ye that fear the Lord, wait for his mercy; and go not aside, lest ye fall.
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