Wednesday, 19 August 2015

BEING CHASTISED BY GOD


Hebrews 12:2-11 NKJV

 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
 3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
 4 You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.
 5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord , Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
 6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.”
 7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?
 8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.
 9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness.
 11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.


BEING CHASTISED BY GOD

 No chastening is sweet or pleasant when its being carried out, its always awful and sometimes we may not see it as chastening (at first) we sometimes feel its hatred, especially when we are not reasoning from the point of view of the person chastising us. But if we humble ourselves and allowed ourselves to be trained by it, it yields peaceable fruit of righteousness.

 Being chastened by God is what every Christian should expect because no one is perfect and there are time the Lord want to us to learn perfection in a hard way, so that we will cherish out righteousness.

 Chastisements from our earthly parents is the readily available example we can make reference to. When our parents correct us, sometime (especially when we feel we are doing the right things) we feel like they hate us, they don't want us to have fun and so on. But as we grow, we see reasons why they corrected us when we were much younger. And we respect them more because we see that they actually love us, that's why they don't want us to repeat mistakes.

 The same is applicable here. "My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord , Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him." "no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." "For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.

 Therefore count it as a blessing if you are being chastised by God, for whom He love, He chastens. All you need to do is humble yourself through the time of chastisements and allow yourself to be trained by it.

Have a nice day
GOD BLESS YOU.

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