What does it mean to be chastened? How does God chasten us?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
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, w...

July 01 2013 4 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini James Kraft 74 year old retired pipeline worker
Colossians 3:1-3 We are dead and our life is hidden with Christ in God.

But our flesh is till with us till we die. Colossians 3:5-6 If we live in those sins named after we have accepted His free gift of eternal life, the wrath of God comes on the Son, John 1:12, of disobedience. 

He will never leave us or forsake us, Hebrews 13:5, but He will chasten us as children to bring us back into fellowship with Himself. 

The Lord loves us, but hates our sin, So as a good father he chastens us for our own good. God does not want His own children to destroy their own lives. We cannot lose eternal life or that would make God a liar. John 3:18, so He chastens us as children of God. 

If we continue in sin He may just take us to heaven before our time. First Corinthians 5:5. 

We know we are not to be robbing banks and killing people. Even the unbelieves believe that is bad. 

So the GIFT of God is eternal life, but we still reap what we sow in this life and in heaven. We cannot be condemned because God cannot lie. John 6:47. But we can lose our life and the rewards we could have had in heaven. First Corinthians 3:11-15. If all of our works are burned up we shall still be saved so as by fire.

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