Suffering, Of The Innocent
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Your eyes are too pure to gaze upon evil; and you cannot tolerate wickedness. So why do you tolerate the treacherous? And why do you stay silent while the wicked devour those who are more righteous than they are?
Look, they lie in ambush for my life; these violent men gather together against me, but not because of any transgression or sin of mine, LORD. Without any fault on my part, they rush together and prepare themselves. Get up! Come help me! Pay attention!
His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that caused him to be born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned. This happened so that God's work might be revealed in him.
Then his wife told him, "Do you remain firm in your integrity? Curse God and die!" But he replied to her, "You're talking like foolish women do. Are we to accept what is good from God but not tragedy?" Throughout all of this, Job did not sin by what he said.
"But he is One who can change him? He does whatever he wants to do. He'll complete what he has planned for me; he has many things in mind for me! That's why I'm terrified at his presence! When I think about it, I'm afraid of him.
and exclaimed: "I left my mother's womb naked, and I will return to God naked. The LORD has given, and the LORD has taken. May the name of the LORD be blessed."
He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"
Tell us! What are we to say to him? Can we prepare our case to face him when our faces are in darkness?
Stop being afraid of those who kill the body but can't kill the soul. Instead, be afraid of the one who can destroy both body and soul in hell.
Far be it from you to do such a thing to kill the righteous along with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike! The Judge of all the earth will do what is right, won't he?"
Cast on the LORD whatever he sends your way, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. But you, God, bring them down to the Pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful people will not live out half their days. But I put my full confidence in you. To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of "A Silent Dove Far Away," when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
The king of Egypt eventually died, and the Israelis groaned because of the bondage. They cried out, and their cry for deliverance from slavery ascended to God.
On days when I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man can do to me.
But I will sing of your power and in the morning I will shout for joy about your gracious love. For you have been a fortress for me; and a refuge when I am distressed.
Your majesty, if it be his will, our God whom we serve can deliver us from the blazing fire furnace, and he will deliver us from you. But if not, rest assured, your majesty, that we won't serve your gods, and we won't worship the golden statue that you have set up."
Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there are no grapes on the vines; even if the olive harvest fails, and the fields produce nothing edible; even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold, and there is no herd in the stalls as for me, I will rejoice in the LORD. I will find my joy in the God who delivers me.
When he was insulted, he did not retaliate. When he suffered, he did not threaten. It was his habit to commit the matter to the one who judges fairly.
So then, those who suffer according to God's will should entrust their souls to their faithful Creator and continue to do what is good.
Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you.
Indeed, the LORD watches those who fear him; those who trust in his gracious love to deliver them from death; to keep them alive in times of famine.
Look! The wages that you kept back from the workers who harvested your fields are shouting out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of the Heavenly Armies.
"Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and speak to its mountains, hills, ravines, and valleys. Tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "Pay attention! In my zealous anger I'm speaking because you've had to endure the mockery of the world's nations."'" "Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: "I hereby raise my hand to swear this oath: the nations that surround you will have their own mockery to endure!
"Woe to the one who amasses profit upon unjust profit in order to establish his household, so he can establish a secure place on the heights and escape from the power of evil.
The LORD restored Job's prosperity after he prayed for his friends. The LORD doubled everything that Job had once possessed. Then all his brothers and sisters and all those who knew him before arrived. They ate food with him in his house, mourned for him, and consoled him for all the trouble that the LORD had brought and placed on him. Some gave him gold bullion and some brought gold earrings. The LORD blessed Job during the latter part of his life more than the former, since he owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 teams of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won't be death anymore. There won't be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared."
"I'll come near to you for judgment. I'll be a witness, quick to speak against sorcerers, against adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who defraud the laborer of his wage, against those who defraud the widow and the orphan, against those who deprive the alien of justice, and against those who don't fear me," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
I know that the king of Egypt won't allow you to go unless compelled to do so by force, so I will stretch out my hand and strike Egypt with all my wonders that I will do there. After that he will release you.
When I tried to understand this, it was too difficult for me until I entered the sanctuaries of God. Then I understood their destiny. You have certainly set them in slippery places; you will make them fall to their ruin.
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Damascus and now for a fourth I will not turn away; because they have trampled down Gilead with ironclad threshing sleds.
Woe to this city, contaminated with shed blood, all full of lies and robberies it is never without victims!
"Then he will say to those on his left, "Get away from me, you who are accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the Devil and his angels! Here's why: I was hungry, and you gave me nothing to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me nothing to drink. I was a stranger, and you didn't welcome me. I was naked, and you didn't clothe me. I was sick and in prison, and you didn't visit me.'read more.
"Then they will reply, "Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or as a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and didn't help you?' Then he will say to them, "I tell all of you with certainty, since you didn't do it for one of the least important of these, you didn't do it for me.' These people will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life."
Do to her as she herself has done, and give her double for her deeds. Mix a double drink for her in the cup she mixed. Just as she glorified herself and lived in luxury, inflict on her just as much torture and misery. In her heart she says, "I am a queen on a throne, not a widow. I will never see misery.'
- Innocent (127 instances)