My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations;…
I. The sufferer should look at THE HAND which sends the affliction. Patience springs out of faith.
II. The sufferer should look at THE PRESENT BENEFIT of affliction, which to a believer is unspeakably great.
III. The sufferer should look to THE END of his afflictions. God may perhaps see good not to bless us in this life, as He did His servant Job; but, oh, what glory will it be to hear it said of us at the last day, "These are they which came out of great tribulation," &c.
(W. Jowett, M. A.)
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