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Job 22:10

Job 22:10…”That is why snares are all around you, why sudden peril terrifies you.” Eliphaz brought heavy charges against Job without reason for his accusations, except that Job was visited as he supposed God always visited every wicked man. He charges him with oppression, and that he did harm with his wealth and power in the time of his prosperity. However, the Bible clearly teaches that Christians will face trials (1 Peter 1:6), and that those are used by the Lord for our spiritual good if we respond correctly (James 1:2-8). The prosperity gospel is so harmful because it tricks people into thinking that blessing and suffering are directly tied to performance. If we’ve been purchased by the blood of Christ, and are authentically converted, then He already set His affection on us unswervingly before He created the world (Ephesians 1:4). This affection is eternal, and has been sealed by the Holy Spirit in us as a down payment (Ephesians 1:14-16).


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