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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Common to all (Job 5:7
; Psalm 34:19
); are for the good of men (James 1:2,3,12
) and the glory of God (2 Corinthians 12:7-10
; 1 Peter 4:14
), and are to be borne with patience by the Lord's people (Psalm 94:12
; Proverbs 3:12
). They are all directed by God (Lamentations 3:33
), and will result in the everlasting good of his people (2 Corinthians 4:16-18
) in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:35-39
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Afflictions'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/a/afflictions.html. 1897.