Proverbs 3:11, 12 - Trials and Troubles.

Proverbs 3:11, 12 (NRSV) My child, do not 
despise the LORDS discipline or be weary of his 
reproof, for the LORD reproves the one he loves, as a 
father the son in whom he delights. 

Proverbs 3:11, 12 (NLT) My child, dont 
reject the LORDs discipline, and dont be 
upset when he corrects you. For the LORD corrects 
those he loves, just as a father corrects a child 
in whom he delights.  


In the full light of day, and in hearing of 
the music of other voices, the caged bird will 
not sing the song that this master seeks to 
teach him.  He learns a snatch of this, a trill of 
that, but never a separate and entire melody.  But 
the master covers the cage, and places it where 
the bird will listen to the one song he is to 
sing.  In the dark, he tries and tries again to 
sing that song until it is learned, and he breaks 
forth in perfect melody.  Then the bird is brought 
forth, and ever after he can sing that song in the 
light.  Thus God deals with His children.  He has a 
song to teach us, and when we have learned it 
amid the shadows of affliction, we can sing it 
ever afterward.  MH472 


Some Trials Come From God For Our Good.

Pro. 3:11, 12 (NIV)  My son, do not despise 
the Lord's discipline and do not resent his 
rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, 
as a father the son he delights in. 

Most Trials & Troubles Result From Our Own 

Gal. 6:7, 8 (NIV)  Do not be deceived: God 
cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one 
who sows to please his sinful nature, from that 
nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to 
please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap 
eternal life. 

Many Trials Come From The Sinful World About 

John 16:33b (KJV)  In the world ye shall 
have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have 
overcome the world. 

Some Trials Come From Satan Who Is Out To 
Destroy Us. 

1 Pet. 5:8, 9 (GWT)  Keep your mind clear, 
and be alert. Your opponent the devil is 
prowling around like a roaring lion as he looks for 
someone to devour. Be firm in the faith and resist 
him, knowing that other believers throughout the 
world are going through the same kind of 

Christians Should Expect Trials From Living 
For Christ. 

2 Tim. 3:12 (KJV)  Yea, and all that will 
live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer 

The Prophets Of Old Had Their Trials So Why 
Shouldn't We. 

Luke 6:22, 23 (NLT)  God blesses you who are 
hated and excluded and mocked and cursed because 
you are identified with me, the Son of Man. When 
that happens, rejoice! Yes, leap for joy! For a 
great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, 
the ancient prophets were also treated that way 
by your ancestors. 

Jesus Had His Trials And If We Choose To 
Live For Him We Can Expect Them Too. 

1 Pet. 4:12, 13 (KJV)  Beloved, think it not 
strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try 
you, as though some strange thing happened unto 
you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of 
Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be 
revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 

The Road To Heaven Is Filled With 

Acts 14:22b (KJV)  we must through much 
tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. 

Tribulation Prepares The Christian For 

James 1:2-4 (NLT)  Dear brothers and 
sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be 
an opportunity for joy.  For when your faith is 
tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let 
it grow, for when your endurance is fully 
developed, you will be strong in character and ready 
for anything. 

James 1:12 (NIV)  Blessed is the man who 
perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the 
test, he will receive the crown of life that God 
has promised to those who love him. 

Tribulation Here Doesn't Even Compare With 
The Glory Of The World To Come. 

Rom. 8:18 (NLT)  Yet what we suffer now is 
nothing compared to the glory he will give us 


A man found a cocoon of a butterfly and one 
day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched 
the butterfly for several hours as it struggled 
to force its body through that little hole. 
Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It 
appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and 
it could go no farther. The man decided to help 
the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and 
snipped off the remaining tip of the cocoon. The 
butterfly then emerged easily, but it had a swollen 
body and small shriveled wings. The man continued 
to watch the butterfly because he expected 
that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and 
expand to be able to support the body, which would 
contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the 
butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around 
with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never 
was able to fly. What the man in his kindness 
and haste did not understand was that the 
restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the 
butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God's 
way of forcing fluid from the body of the 
butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for 
flight once it achieved its freedom from the 
cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need 
in our life. If God allowed us to go through 
our life without any obstacles, it would cripple 
us. We would not be as strong as what we could 
have been. And we could never fly. 


1 Peter 5:10 - After You Have Suffered For A 
Little While.  



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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