Friday, May 20, 2016

Henry: the meaning of affliction

Friday, May 20, 2016
    Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal.
    —Job 5:17-18 (ESV)
    Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.
    ... Matthew Henry (1662-1714), An Exposition of the Old and New Testaments [1828], Job 8, in loc. v. 1-7,II.2 (see the book)
    See also Job 5:17-18; 8:1-7; Matt. 5:11-12; Luke 6:22-23; Rom. 8:18; Jas. 5:10-11
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, send Your healing to my broken life.
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