by Benjamin Munsell | November 1, 2018MORNINGTIME 2926
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. He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword. Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh. At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth. For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin. Job 5:17-24. 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. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. Proverbs 3:11-13. Lord , in trouble have they visited thee, THEY poured out a PRAYER WHEN thy CHASTENING WAS UPON THEM. Isaiah 26:16. 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. Hebrews 12:5-8. Thayer's Definition; "Chastening: discipline, correction, instruction which aims at increasing virtue". OK, anyone opposed to being chastened by the Lord, that you may grow in CHRISTLIKENESS? It's ALL GOoD stuff and meant for our good. When it comes to Chastening, Be Blessed.