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Christian Suffering – Conclusion

1 Peter 4:19

I.          JUST SUFFERING IS ALWAYS FOR OUR BENIFIT.

            A.        Make us more Christ-like.

            B.         Take away the pride, self-reliance, etc.

II.         THE WILL OF GOD IS HERE MANIFESTED.

            A.        When Christians say they wish they knew God’s will.

B.         When Christians buy books, and CD’s and go to conferences to learn how to discern the will of God.

III.       COMMITTING OUR SOULS TO THE CREATOR AS AN ACT OF LOVE, TRUST, AND CONSECRATION.

            A.        Commit here, is consecration. It literally means to place aside, ordain.

            B.         To understand my obligation in the sphere of events.

            C.        It manifests itself in a work well-pleasing to God.

                                    Note: ancient manuscripts as well as the vulgate say well-doings.

            D.        As creator we acknowledge His power and authority to keep us through it.

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