• So that humanity may be tried (Job 1:11,20-21).
  •  So that the love and courage of a saint might be tried (James 1:12; 1 Pet. 1:7-10; 5:8-9).
  • So that humility will be found to exist in the saints of God (2 Cor. 12:7).
  •  So that the saints will be provided a means of conflict that they may be rewarded through overcoming (Mark 16:17-20; 1 Cor. 4:9; 2 Cor. 2:5-11; Revelation 2:7-28).
  •  So that the character and faith of a believer will be developed well rounded (James 1:12; 1 Pet. 1:7-13; 2 Pet. 1:4-9; Jude 20-24).
  •  So that the very power of God will be demonstrated over the power of Satan (Eph. 2:7; 3:10; 1 Cor. 4:9; Mark 16:17-20).
  •  To use him as a chastising instrument, so that people will repent and come to God (1 Cor. 5:1-6; 2 Cor. 2:5-11; Job 33:14-30).
  • So that the very possibility of falling will be purged from the saints in the eternal future (Revelation 21; Daniel 9:24-27).

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