Benefits of Afflictions
Job 5:17-18
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:…

Volcanic dust makes rich soil. Splendid flowers are being grown in the matter from La Soufriere that was once molten and terrifying. After the eruption of 1812 the quantity of vegetables produced on an estate near Kingston was unprecedented. So afflictions and hardships fertilise the soul and make it more prolific in patience, sympathy, faith, and joy.

Parallel Verses
KJV: Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

WEB: "Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.

Afflictions Sanctified
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