Experiencing Joy While Enduring Chastening

Hebrews 12:11, “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.” Is it possible to actually enjoy the chastening of the Lord? Previously, we talked about God’s purposes for chastening us. Now, we take the … [Read More...]

Three Reasons For Painful Chastening

Hebrews 12:5-10, “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 … [Read More...]

The Key to Survival

Hebrews 12:9, “Furthermore we 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?” According to Hebrews 12:9, the key to responding properly to God’s chastening is found in submitting ourselves to the Heavenly Father. What does it mean to … [Read More...]

Enduring Adversity

Hebrews 12:7-11, “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 … [Read More...]

Responding to God’s Chastening

Hebrews 12:5-6, “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.”   Our future is often determined by the outcome of the many … [Read More...]