When we experience painful affliction, we often ask, why? At other times, we just give up in despair. Paul felt all this as he wrote to the also troubled Corinthian church. He tells us, through his letter to them, that there is powerful, gospel purpose
The pattern of Christ is suffering and then glory; humility before exaltation. As his people we can enter into that pattern. This means our call to humility is raised to a glorious sharing in his humilityóa humility we share toward one another.
William Cowper once wrote, “Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, but trust him for his grace; behind a frowning providence he hides a smiling face.” In Job’s final words in the book that carries his name, he talks about the importance of working through