Chastening Versus Trials

A querist asks, “How can we tell the difference between the chastening of God (Hebrews 12:5-11) and the trials placed upon us by the devil?”

The chastening of the Lord is for our “profit” (KJV) or “good” (ESV) (Hebrews 12:10 ESV) while the the devil’s ultimate purpose is to “devour” or destroy us (1 Peter 5:8).

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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