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Believers’ experience of life

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God is at work in all that happens to believers, whether to warn them, to draw them to himself or to do them good.

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God has a purpose in all the experiences that believers have in life

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Rejection of this conviction leads to despair

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God uses every experience in the lives of believers for good

To warn and correct

Psalm 119:67 NKJV
Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word.
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To test and exercise believers’ trust in God

Deuteronomy 8:15–16 NKJV
who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end—
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To purify and prepare believers for glory

2 Corinthians 4:16–17 NKJV
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
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To benefit others

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In all of life’s experiences believers should be thankful and trusting

Philippians 4:6 NKJV
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
See also Noah’s sacrifice would, among other things, express his thankfulness; ; ; ; ; ; ;

Believers do not merit the blessings they receive

Psalm 103:10 NKJV
He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
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