In Jesus’ time it was commonly taught that suffering is always judgment. For example, when Jesus’ disciples encountered a man born blind, they asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (John 9:2). And Jesus took time to correct this false understanding of God’s Word. Truly, He offered a wake-up call—offensive to those who believed they had no need to repent.
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