Desiring God, John Piper, Discipline, Hurt and Pain
Desiring God recently tweeted an article from 1997.
Broader context of the tweet:
It says that God is disciplining us; he is teaching us and correcting us and transforming us. In other words, God has a purpose and a design in what is happening to us. God is the ultimate doer here. Verse 6 goes so far as to say, “[God] scourges every son whom he receives.” Who is scourging? Who is whipping? (See Hebrews 11:36). God is. God is not a passive observer in our lives while sinners and Satan beat us up. He rules over sinners and Satan, and they unwittingly, and with no less fault or guilt, fulfill his wise and loving purposes of discipline in our lives.
God uses sinners and Satan as part of his purpose to cause us pain?
God plans the hurt in our lives?