God’s Three Eternal Purposes of the Pit
By Ricardo Butler
The Purpose of the Pit
Now I want to cover three of the main purposes of the Pit. There is always a benefit of something that God uses to change us. Remember He does all things (good or evil) still for you good and for your advantage and profit according to Romans 8:28 and Hebrews 12:10.
The first purpose for the Pit is …
 To Draw Us Closer to the Father:
“Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause. They have cut off my life in the dungeon [or pit], and cast a stone upon me. Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off [a LIE of the Pit]. I called upon Thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon [Pit]. Thou [God] hast heard my voice: hide not Thine ear at my breathing, at my cry. Thou [God] drewest near in the day that I called upon Thee: Thou saidst, Fear not.” (Lamentations 3:52-57).