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Steadfast

James 5:10-11
10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

One of the topics that has become a real hot spot for those who do not believe in God is suffering. Why would God, if He is truly loving and kind, if He is truly all-powerful, if He is truly sovereign, allow suffering among His people? It is a tough topic and entire books have been written about this subject so there is no way we can cover that can of worms  adequately in a few short paragraphs. But James brings it up so we are at least going to peel the lid off of that can.

If you know the story of Job, you have to admit, it's rather a head scratcher. God and Satan get into a discussion about the righteousness of Job. Satan maintains that of course Job is righteous. God has bl…

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