Suffering and a greater knowledge of God

JP: Worthwhile read by Pastor Doug Roman. See further comments below the quote.

God’s Attributes as Our Hope in Suffering


As you read through the book of Job you find a number of God’s attributes highlighted. The attributes of God are not concepts for abstract theological discussion. They are anchors for the soul in times of suffering. God’s attributes, I think, became increasingly meaningful to Job. In other words, He knew God better after profound suffering.

Suffering ought to effect, among other things, a greater knowledge of God. Not for the sake of knowledge, but for the sake of knowing our God and fulfilling our grand purpose in life: to know Him and to glorify Him forever. Let’s search God out in the Book in which He has revealed Himself.

I saw this on the web this week and I thought it would interest 4BYA readers: Siege of Leningrad Blockade Now and Then Photos

Suffering has been part and parcel of the human existence from the beginning of recorded history. These photos highlight one such time – the Siege of Leningrad.

HT: Between Two Worlds

These haunting, hybrid images of past and present St Petersburg – formerly known as Leningrad – are the works of Sergei Larenkov. After studying old images of the city, Larenkov visited the same spots, capturing them on film. He then digitally superimposed the old image over new, producing these eerie and thought-provoking shots using remakable photoshop technique.

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