Chastisement: The Correcting Hand of God

Who can hide from the seeking eyes of the Lord?
Can anyone deny in his heart before the Lord?
Who can avoid the chastisement of the Lord?
Can anyone rebuke the ways of the Lord?

It's futile resisting the chastisement of the Lord.
For no one He loves escapes His rod of correction.

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[Hebrews 12:5-13]

Forget not the exhortation which reasons with you as with children, “My child, don't take lightly the chastening of the Lord, Nor faint when you are reproved by Him; for whom the Lord loves, He chastens, and scourges every child whom He receives.”

It is for discipline that you endure. God deals with you as with children, for what child is there whom his father doesn't discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have been made partakers, then you are illegitimate, and not children.

Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live? For they indeed, for a few days, punished us as seemed good to them; but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness.

All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby. Therefore, lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that which is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

[Proverbs 3:11-12] My child, don't despise the Lord's discipline, neither resent His reproof: for whom the Lord loves, He reproves; even as a father reproves the child in whom he delights.