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by Benjamin Munsell on May 12, 2021

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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore DESPISE NOT thou THE CHASTENING OF THE ALMIGHTY: For He maketh sore, and bindeth up: He woundeth, and His hands make whole. Job 5:17-18. My son, DESPISE NOT THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD; neither be weary of His correction: For whom the Lord Loveth He Correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Proverbs 3:11-12. 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. For (our fathers) 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. Hebrews 12:5-8, 10-11. (Strong's Definition), CHASTENING: tutorage that is education or training; by implication disciplinary correction: To be Chastened in Christ is to grow away from the things of this world and into Faith, Obedience, Boldness and Patience in, with and through, Christ. Chastening may hurt for a while, but the end results are Glorious to a Believer. Chastening is directly from the Hand of the Lord Himself. It is not an attack from Satan trying to discourage a Believer. The Lord Knows just how far to push you to deal with those things He wants out of your Life, AND to bring in those things He wants IN your life. For the Believer, EVERYTHING about Chastening IS ALL GOOD. None of it is to be "feared". Lack of understanding of Chastening, can bring fear into one's Life. FEAR NOT, and, Be Blessed. 

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