First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Pastor John K. Jenkins, Bible Study Notes: "Why does God allow sickness?"
Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery
Read Bible Verses 2 Kings 20:1-11
#1 Sickness Unto Death - It is the time to transcend or die (pass away, depart the Earth and go, etc.)
Read Bible Verses Deuteronomy 28:58-62
#2 Sickness Unto Chastisement - When you are reaping the consequences of disobedience. You are doing something that God says don't do. Many of us are Sick Unto Chastisement because we are not eating right, not taking care of ourselves, exercising, or keeping ourselves healthy, etc.
Example: Eating unhealthy foods for years can cause your body to become sick at an older age later.
Read Bible verses John 11 and John 9
#3 Sickness Unto The Glory of God - Somehow through it, God is going to get the Glory. It can be from healing or during sickness. Example: Doctors can't find out why? You have to love and worship God throughout the process. Having a love and commitment to the scriptures regardless of the outcome. Giving people hope! Sometimes God may want to heal other people through your situation or circumstance, which leads to God getting the Glory!
Read The Story of Job in Bible verse Chapter Job 1
#4 Sickness From Spiritual Warfare - the enemy (Satan) wanted to get Job to curse God. Job had got sick and had everything taken away from him. Job continued to love God even when life wasn't good. Satan wants you to curse God and walk away. Some of us are sick because Satan completed his goal making us angry with God and we turn away from him. God wants our worship and praise during these situations and have faith in him.