Despise not the chastening of YHWH

“Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty” Job 5:17

In my book is a chapter “Judgment, consumption and love.” What do these three have to do with each other?

“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth” Proverbs 3:11-12

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:19

Repenting is of sin. And sin is the lies and delusions in our mind and heart, or as Genesis 6:5 says, the thoughts of our heart. His chastening, or judgment, therefore has the purpose of repenting from the lies and delusions in our heart and mind. What can cause us to repent of those lies and delusions? What is it that can destroy lies and delusions in our heart and mind? Opposite of lies is truth. His truth destroys the lies in our heart and mind. And that is what Yeshua brought us, His teaching points to the Kingdom within us, in our mind and heart (Luke 4:43, 17:21, Matthew 4:17).

“And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.” John 9:39

If we become deeply convinced of His truth in our mind and heart, it will destroy the lies and delusions that are there. And that sets us free (John 8:32-33). The purpose of His judgment is therefore the destruction of the lies and delusions that keep our mind and heart bound, and this destruction is what His truth does. That is pure love!

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:19

So we have a choice: do we let the lies and delusions in our mind and heart destroy us?

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6

Or do we let His ‘knowledge’ (truth) destroy the lies and delusions in our mind and heart?

“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.” Hebrews 12:7-11

The fruit of righteousness … 100-fold.