Not every struggle or pain we go through is God disciplining us for wrongdoing, but at times God does allow struggles and pain to awaken us to sin and our drifting from Himself.
Hebrews 12:6-11 are classic verses explaining God’s chastening.
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. 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? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
This week as we continue our study in the book of Haggai, we see God chastening His people and calling them back to work.
After 14 years of disobedience Israel obeys, but immediately is met with more opposition.
Will they continue to obey or fall back into disobedience?
Find out in this weeks episode!
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