There are about 43 different Hebrew and Greek words translated “affliction” The general idea is “grieve,” to lower,” “to make heavy,” “bruised,” and “evil.” James mentions the prophets as an example of affliction (Jas, 5: 10, cf. Jere. 20: 8; 11: 10, 21; 17:18).

Some false views regarding affliction is that some mistakenly believe all affliction is the result of the sufferer’s own sin. Jesus addressed and Continue reading