Sorry folks. Seems I get slack when it comes to these long studies...
Every nation stumbles and falls when its people lose proper reverence for God. While He condescends to redeem fallen man, we should never fail to own Him as "the High and Lofty One."
1) Read Psalms 31:19; Psalms 111:10; Psalms 112:1; Psalms 147:11; and Proverbs 8:13 and then write a paragraph defining the fear of the Lord.
2) Next to the following life situations write "p" if you have battled them in the past or "c" if you are battling them currently. For those in the past, how did God grant the victory?
children or lack of them
relatives or in-laws
lack of ability
spouse or lack of one
station in life
death of a loved one
3) How did Job, the righteous man who suffered innocently, respond to his trials (Job 23:1-12)? What result came out of his suffering (Job 42:12)?
4) Sometimes God uses suffering to deal with His children who are not following Him or fearing Him. Why does he allow trial in the case of disobedient believers (Jeremiah 24: 5-7; 29:11-14; 31:10-14)?
5) In each of the following situations, explain how trials can result in God's glory, our benefit and the benefit of others:
grief 2Corinthians 1:3-4
trials James 1:2-4
troubles 2Corinthians 4:16-18
illness 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
persecutions 1 Peter 4:12-14
6) Write of an incident in your life where personal difficulty brought about special glory to the Lord.