“…despise not thou the chastening of the Lord…”

*CHASTENING- Correction; punishment for the purpose of reclaiming.

Hebrews 12:5-11

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

**GOD IS OUR FATHER AND HE LOVES US. THERE SHOULD BE A JOY IN THAT CORRECTION. NOT THAT IT ALWAYS FEELS GOOD AT THE TIME.  WE NEED TO TAKE OUR CORRECTION FROM OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND LEARN FROM IT SO THAT OUR CORRECTION CAN ALSO BE USED AS A TESTIMONY FOR SOMEONE ELSE IN DUE TIME~BEARING “PEACEABLE FRUIT” TO SHARE! YES, HE IS GOOD LIKE THAT, TOO! ANOTHER BLESSING O BE COUNTED!**

 

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4 thoughts on ““…despise not thou the chastening of the Lord…”

  1. One thing I learned in Child Development class was that discipline, even spanking, gives children a sense of security. They know their parents love them too much to let them have their way when it would cause them harm.

    If we are not chastened then we are none of His-we are illegitimate. I like that part of the definition of Chastening which means “…for the purpose of reclaiming.” Its not meant to drive us out of our Father’s house or to put a permanent separation between us and our Father, but for the purpose of reclaiming us to Himself in a right-ing of our relationship through that chastening.

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  2. Hi,
    It always hurts to some extent to be chastened but the Lord does it to keep us safe and bring us back to obedience to His ways.
    I too have written a post entitled, The Chastening of the Lord, where I look at a few scriptures and tell of a time when the Lord convicted me greatly regarding my heart wanting something that wasn’t God’s way for me.
    It is really a wonderful blessing that He cares enough to correct us when we are erring.
    God bless,
    Helen

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