5436 pain

5436 pain

A sense of physical suffering, anguish or distress, which has a number of causes. Scripture indicates the sources of pain and its potential spiritual implications and results.

Pain is universal

Ro 8:22 See also Ge 3:16-17; Job 5:7

The origins of pain

Satanic activity Ge 3:15 See also Job 1:12; Job 2:6-7; Lk 13:16; 2Co 12:7

Human activity Ps 37:14 See also Ge 4:8; Ex 1:10-11; Na 3:1-4; Hab 2:6,8,10,12

God’s judgment and glory Jn 9:2-3 See also Ex 9:11; Nu 12:10-11; 2Ch 26:19-20; Ps 38:3-5; Pr 5:11; Ac 12:23; Ac 13:11; 2Co 12:9

Kinds of pain

Physical pain Ps 38:7 See also Job 30:17; Mt 10:28; Lk 23:33; 2Co 4:16-18; 2Co 11:23-27

Mental pain Jer 15:18 See also Ps 42:5-6,11; Jer 12:6; Mt 26:38; 2Co 2:13; 2Pe 2:8

Bereavement Jn 11:33-35 See also Ge 35:18; Ge 50:1; 2Sa 12:22-23; Php 2:27; 1Th 4:13

Spiritual pain

Conviction of sin Jn 16:8 See also Ps 32:3-5; Ps 51:1-2; Lk 7:38; Ac 26:14

The anguish of hell Mk 9:47-48 See also Mt 5:22; Mt 8:12; Lk 13:28; Rev 6:16

Perplexity Isa 50:10 See also Job 23:8-9; Ps 22:1; Ps 88:1-3; Jer 20:7

Concern for others Gal 4:19 See also Ac 20:19; 2Co 2:1-5; 2Co 11:28; Php 3:18; Col 1:28-2:1; Heb 5:7

The failure of others Mt 26:56 See also Mt 26:40; Jn 13:21; Gal 4:16; 2Ti 4:10,16; 3Jn 10

Fruitful results of pain

It draws believers to God 1Pe 4:19 See also Jn 14:1,18; Ro 8:26; 2Co 7:5-6; Heb 4:15-16; Heb 5:8

It equips believers to help others 2Co 1:4 See also Ro 5:3-5; Ro 12:15; Heb 2:18; Heb 12:11

It helps believers to anticipate the resurrection 1Co 15:54-57 See also Ro 8:19; 2Co 4:17; 1Th 4:14

It points believers to heaven Rev 21:4 See also Ro 8:18; Rev 7:15-17

See also

1135God, suffering of
5281crucifixion
5297disease
5482punishment
5560suffering
5782agony
5823cruelty
5893insults
5952sorrow
9020death

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