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by Benjamin Munsell on June 26, 2018
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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? 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. 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. FOLLOW peace with all men , and HOLINESS, WITHOUT WHICH NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD: Hebrews 12:6-11,14. The key word here is "Chasteneth: Thayer's Definition; to train children, to be instructed or taught or learn, to cause one to learn, to chastise, to chastise or castigate with words, to correct, of those who are moulding the character of others by reproof and admonition of God, to chasten by the affliction of evils and calamities, to chastise with blows, to scourge, of a father punishing his son, of a judge ordering one to be scourged". Here's the bottom line, NO CHASTENING, NO HOLINESS, NO SEEING THE LORD. Only THROUGH chastening, leading TO Holiness, CAN you see, and forever BE WITH the Lord. Say the prayer, sign the card, and join the church, is literally ONLY the first step. To be HIS, you WILL follow through with a LIFETIME of Growing in Holiness, Righteousness, and Purity, THROUGH CHASTENING. And ALL this, is GOoD Stuff. It's ALL part of CHRISTLIKENESS. Christ Himself GREW in favor with man AND with God, and He IS our Perfect Example of a Christian Walk with God. Even when it hurts, don't fight the Lord, He's just hauling out the trash, that you will, Be Blessed.
 
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