Recieve it with praise! Chastisement. Stand changed, Amen.

An father who loves his children corrects them when they are wrong. Tomorrow is the goal, the reason.

God has said: My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of The Throne of God.

For consider Jesus that endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

Earlier verses referred to the extreme persecution suffered by heroes of the Christian faith. Near the end of chapter 11, the writer gave a long list of hardships, including torture, imprisonment, and horrific death. This list culminated in the example of Jesus (Hebrews 12:2–3). Even though He was sinless (Hebrews 4:15), and God incarnate (Hebrews 1:3), Jesus experienced pain and suffering, including an agonizing death (Hebrews 2:10). The point being made in this passage, particularly in future verses, is that worldly suffering is not a sign of God’s displeasure. Rather, God uses those hardships to “train” us to be more dependent on Him, and more like Him.

Speaking to this particular audience, the writer indicates that they—personally—have not yet been forced to shed blood for the sake of their faith. The writer of Hebrews might mean that these believers have not been martyred for professing Christ. He might also mean that their persecution, to that point, was not as extreme as the examples given for those who came before, including Jesus. This point is meant to connect two ideas: one from the prior verse and one stated in the next verse.

First of all, Jesus endured suffering and hardship—and He was able to do this without sin (1 Peter 2:22) and with an attitude that trusted in God (Hebrews 12:2). Secondly, Scripture indicates that God “trains” those He loves in order to strengthen them; these kinds of hardships don’t mean that God hates us. On the contrary, the fact that God gives us opportunity to strengthen faith through trials is a sign of His love and concern for us.

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, “My son, despise not the chastening of The Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of Him: For whom The Lord Loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. If you endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with a child; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not children of The MOST High – Creator of ALL Who Knows and Sees ALL.

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 God for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness, Amen. Hebrews 12:1-10

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To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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