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been left as a legacy to the righteous?
"Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord
delivereth him out of them all." Ps. 34:19.
What ought those
in affliction to have from their friends?
"To him that is afflicted, pity should be showed from his friend."
If one visits,
and shows pity toward those in affliction, what does it indicate that he
"Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is
this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep
himself unspotted from the world." James 1:27.
What did David
say with reference to his affliction?
"It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that
I might learn thy statutes." Ps. 119:71.
Before he had
affliction, what was his tendency?
"Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now have I kept thy
word." Ps. 119:67.
came upon him, what did he consider it was for?
"Look upon mine affliction and my pain, and forgive all my
sins." Ps. 25:18.
How does God
regard the cry of the afflicted?
"He heareth the cry of the afflicted." Job 34:28.
feelings does the Lord look upon His children?
"Like as a father pitieth his children, so
the Lord pitieth them that fear Him." Ps. 103:13.
What has the
Lord promised to be to those who are oppressed?
"The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge
in times of trouble."
When the Saviour
was about to go away from the earth, what did He say He would send to His
"If I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if
I depart, I will send Him unto you." John 16:7.
What is the
"But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the
Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He
shall testify of Me." John 15:26.
What has the
Lord promised to the mourner?
"Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted."
words were especially designed to comfort the mothers in Bethlehem who should
mourn for having lost their innocent children through the envy of Herod?
"Thus saith the Lord: Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes
from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come
again from the land of the enemy." Jer. 31:16 (compare with Matt. 2:16-18).
What does the
apostle present as a comfort to those who have lost dear friends by death?
"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also
which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him... Wherefore comfort one another
with these words." 1 Thess. 4:14-18.
When one has
received the Comforter in his heart, what use should he make of it?
"Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to
comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves
are comforted of God." 2 Cor. 1:4.
How was Paul
once comforted when in trouble?
"Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted
us by the coming of Titus." 2 Cor. 7:6.
affliction, how should one rest his case?
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that
love God." Rom. 8:28.
How did the
bonds which were endured by Paul work for good?
"But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which
happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; so
that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other
places." Phil. 1:12.
How does Christ
exhort those who have tribulation in the world?
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace,
In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome
the world." John 16:33.
the apostle in these troubles?
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not
worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
What did he call
the troubles that beset him?
"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh
for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." 2 Cor. 4:17.