Do Not Grow Weary
g For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, h lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
i You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.
And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:
j "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
For k whom the LORD loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives."
l If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what m son is there whom a father does not chasten?
But if you are without chastening, n of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.
Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to o the Father of spirits and live?
For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, p that we may be partakers of His holiness.
Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields q the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Therefore r strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
s Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, t without which no one will see the Lord:
looking carefully lest anyone u fall short of the grace of God; lest any v root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;
lest there be any w fornicator or profane person like Esau, x who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was y rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor detest His correction.
For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.
Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, And teach out of Your law.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.
2 Samuel 7:14
I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men.
He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction.
Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.
1 Peter 5:9
Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?
For I am the LORD your God. You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
2 Timothy 4:8
Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the feeble knees.
Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
2 Corinthians 6:1
We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
So that there may not be among you man or woman or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations, and that there may not be among you a root bearing bitterness or wormwood.
1 Corinthians 6:13 - 18
Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
Then Jacob said, "Swear to me as of this day." So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.
Genesis 27:30 - 40
Now it happened, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.