We consider another way the Lord disciplines/trains His people: through adversity.
This is something the Lord frequently does. It’s not easy to go through difficult times, but we need to remember that when we do, they are all a part of God’s plan, to teach us things we need to know. Not the least of which is that the Lord will use all the adversity He brings into our lives for our good.
As an example, we consider the life of Joseph, the hard times he went through at the hands of his brothers, Potiphar’s wife and the chief cupbearer, as part of God’s plan, to see how He overruled their evil to bring about His good purposes. In paticular, we focus on: