We would like to draw attention to the GEMS page on the top menu bar. It has some real “gems” on it, yet it is easy for them to be neglected in the busyness of the blog. To help bring them to the surface Jeff and Barbara have decided to publish posts on Thursdays. The Thursday Thought post will contain a “gem” or some other little nugget that you may tuck into your mind and think about.
Today is Thursday so…
Thursday Thought — Is Your Suffering a Result of sin?
What do you say to that person who believes, and wants you to believe, that the trials and difficulties you are experiencing since leaving your abuser is proof that you have sinned and were wrong to leave?
This is what Job said when his friends told him that his suffering was a result of his sin:
I will never affirm that you are right. I will maintain my integrity until I die. I will cling to my righteousness and never let it go. My conscience will not accuse [me] as long as I live!
(Job 27:5-6 HCSB)