common to all ( Job 5:7 ; 14:1 ; Psalms 34:19 ); are for the good of men ( James 1:2 James 1:3 James 1:12 ; 2 co 12:7 ) 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 ( Psalms 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 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Afflictions". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".