Chastening of the Lord

Chastening of the Lord   Question: “What does it mean to be chastened? How does God chasten us?” Answer: Hebrews 12:6 says, “For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives” (KJV). Another word for “chasten” is “discipline.” The passage goes on to quote Proverbs 3:11-12, which says, “My son, […]

Sinning brother/sister,What we should do?

I have a friend who is a Christian, but he is practicing a certain sin and doesn’t care, or want to stop it. Should I continue to be friends with this person? By: Steve Shirley A: If a Christian brother or sister is sinning and isn’t willing to confess it and repent, the Bible makes […]

Rebelling?What then?

I have a friend who is completely rebelling against God, but thinks it is ok because God will forgive it anyway. What should I say? By: Steve Shirley A: The word “rebel,” or a form of it, is used in the Bible 98 times. When a person “rebels,” it simply means that they refuse to […]

For whom the Lord loves He chastens

For whom the Lord loves He chastens   Heb 12:6  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  Chastening does not always lead to repentance It is clear from the Bible that chastening does not always equal repentance and improvement, but this is still the aim with the chastening. We […]

Despise not thou the chastening of the Lord

A SERMON DELIVERED ON SABBATH MORNING, OCTOBER 28, 1855, BY THE REV. C. H. SPURGEON, AT NEW PARK STREET CHAPEL,SOUTHWARK. “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.” -Hebrews 12:5 GOD’S people […]

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