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Hebrews 12:7

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 7 Endure your trials with suffering as a discipline [not punishment, but training from God to improve your virtue]; God deals with you as with sons, for what son is there whom the father does not discipline? [We are fallen men, slaves to sin, who must must be cleansed of sin through the inward cross of self-denial, which includes trials with suffering to be rid of sin. Your faith is tested through trials: is it strong enough to last through trials with suffering, or do you become offended and cease seeking God as your first priority? Trials and tribulations do not occur until the Lord judges your faith strong enough to withstand the hardships of suffering.]

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