But God teaches people through suffering and uses distress to open their eyes.
God brought you out of trouble, and let you enjoy security; your table was piled high with food.
But now you are being punished as you deserve.
Be careful not to let bribes deceive you, or riches lead you astray.
It will do you no good to cry out for help; all your strength can't help you now.
Don't wish for night to come, the time when nations will perish.
Be careful not to turn to evil; your suffering was sent to keep you from it.
Remember how great is God's power; he is the greatest teacher of all.
No one can tell God what to do or accuse him of doing evil.
He has always been praised for what he does; you also must praise him.
Everyone has seen what he has done; but we can only watch from a distance.