Posts with the tag “the-problem-of-suffering”
Transforming Our View of Trying Times
by Patrick Swayne on December 2nd, 2023
Job somehow knew that he would come through the fires that tested him "as gold" (Job 23:10). As great as Job was, he knew less about God and His eternal plan than even a babe in Christ knows. Does what you know change what you see when you are tested?
Jesus and Grief - What Can the Man of Sorrows Teach Us About Helping the Sorrowful?
by Patrick Swayne on November 4th, 2023
"Man of sorrows" (Isaiah 53:3): I agree with Isaac Watts who added, "what a name / for the Son of God, who came." But it wasn't just a name; Jesus became a Man of Sorrows by being "acquainted with grief." What can we learn from the One who came not merely to grieve alongside of but to relieve and save the brokenhearted?
Trials in Three Biblical Lights
by Patrick Swayne on October 15th, 2022
James 1:2 commands us to be joyful when facing trials. This difficult command makes more sense when you examine trials in the other lights in which it is portrayed. Let's consider three ways trials are discussed in the Bible.