Chastisement Unto Life
“But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?” Hebrews 12:8-9
Chastisement, Godly correction is for the sake of preserving and supporting h
ealthy prosperous life, not taking it away. God chastises His kids to make them stronger more productive and skillful in the ways of life so they, us, we, don’t fall prey to the enemy through his cunning and deceit. Though it is not pleasant in the moment it is applied, the fruit that it yields in sweet indeed. So, if God chastises us it is because we are His sons.
If we have no chastisement in our lives we are as those who have no father, no one to show them the way of righteousness, no one to instruct them in the ways of discipline and self-denial for a greater reward of life and that more abundantly.
Chastisement unto life is God’s way of taking away our natural broken human ways and instilling in us the knowledge of His ways that we might grow steadily into the image of Christ Jesus, His Son and our Lord through obedience to His Word.
For you are of God, little children.
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4