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07/01/2008 / Test All Things

God Chastens Those Whom He Loves


Whenever a child of God strays from the Word of God and becomes involved with actions and activities that dishonor Christ and the Gospel of grace, God will chastise him and bring him to Godly sorrow over sin and repentance.

If he is truly a child of God, he cannot lose his salvation or be brought back under condemnation; for the blood of Christ cleanses him from ALL sin and the righteousness of Christ has been imputed to him for his complete and eternal justification before God —
“Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”
(Romans 8:34).

God is his heavenly Father, and the Father will wisely, firmly, and lovingly correct His children and bring them to their spiritual senses. Mark it down – the worst thing that could happen to any of us in such situations is for God NOT to chastise us. If He leaves us to ourselves, we are not His children —
“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 12:6-8).

By Bill Parker

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  1. Saved Jake / Dec 10 2008 7:09 pm

    Praise God for his correction, or I will still be in that dark valley doing as I pleased, but because of his correction, I have found the peace of obeying God. God bless us all.

  2. Renae / Apr 20 2010 6:03 am

    The article on chastening is extremely well written. We are really children of God when we feel His displeasure when we sin, He does not let us just get away with our sins. I thank Him for His chastening and pray that He will keep me close to Him, I do not want to stray. He is too wondeful to be far away from. Praise Him and learn to obey Him one day at a time. Read His Word daily. Pray. He will never let you go if you are His. God Bless every child of the King Christ Jesus.

  3. Ayumi / Aug 22 2011 11:08 pm

    This is so right!! God is an awesome God!! He will guide your path. He loves us!! We must stay close to him!! He is so good and merciful. He loves us more than anyone else!

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