The Value of Afflictions In The Christian’s Life

We know that all mankind has lives of sufferings in one way or another and to one degree or another. So, even as all men suffer, for the Christian, our suffering is redemptive and profitable. Most of us as sincere Christians can say we have gained spiritually in and through enduring the sufferings of life.

Our view moves away from the temporal toward the eternal as we endure life’s training through suffering.

2 Timothy 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him… (In heaven).

Suffering In the Life of Believers

Contrary the to common belief of people, the Bible doesn't teach that all men are the 'children of God.' Consider that Jesus of Nazareth said to the religious leaders of His day: "Ye are of your father the devil" (John 8:44). By contrast, the Apostle Paul wrote to the Christian believers at Galatia: "Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus" (Gal.