Articles on this site may be freely coppied and re-blogged. From para and dechomai; to accept near, i.e. We will look first at some hindrances to this ministry; then at some preliminary questions; finally, at the procedure. That leads to another hindrance: Sometimes we’re hesitant to correct others because we know we have sin in our lives that needs to be cleaned up. What about correction then. God calls us to correct that person in love. God is our Father, he loves us more perfectly and completely then we love our own children. But love is not syrupy sentiment. If you’ve ever done any boating, you know how essential it is to stay on course. God is not punishing sinners at this time. The chastening hand does not show the anger of God, but his love. You must warn the person of the danger of His ways, if for no other reason, at least to absolve yourself of responsibility (Acts 20:26-27; Ezek. Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular. The theif comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy. What are some biblical guidelines for knowing when to let something go and when to confront? Don’t blast. You want him to know that his problem is not with you; it is with God, whose Word he is violating. (Note also Acts 20:26-27, 31, 33-35; Paul admonished the Ephesian elders from the basis of setting a godly example.)
You may need to back off and continue praying while you wait for the right opportunity. Psalm 119: 105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. 6:1; 2 Tim. Proverbs 12:1 ESV / 170 helpful votes. But bad things do sometimes happen. So, today the Gospel of Christ is at work in us who believe! there is need for more revelation of Gods word.
- Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee (see the last note, and comp.
2 Timothy 3: 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Proverbs 17: 10A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; Luke 13:24-28 “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. …. The verse I decided on is Prov 3:12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. controller; by implication, Master. 3:10 & 5:29. Can you think of others? Maybe, God allowed the plague of fear and denial on Peter to reveal that his own good determination was inadequate. From pais; to train up a child, i.e.
Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. John 10: 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. From dust, God created the first man. Every child is chastened and reproved for its good. "It is not proper," says St. Gregory, "for the good man to fear lest the scorner should utter abuse at him when he is chidden, but lest, being drawn into hatred, he should be made worse" ('Moral.,' 8:67). We’re chicken! To minister to people, you must honestly evaluate where they’re at in their walk with Christ and do whatever you can to help them move more toward where they ought to be. But you haven’t gone to them in love and offered correction. Confess them to the Lord and turn from them. If someone is heading downstream toward a waterfall, is it loving to stand by shaking your head and watching the person cruise toward destruction, or is it loving to do all you can to warn him? Leon Correction is not a nicety; it’s a necessity. Which hindrance to correction is the most common excuse for not doing it? The Bible uses the word “man” throughout its pages. 9Furthermore 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? Where’s the biblical balance? I read the Holy Bible, and every time I come across a blessing, I believe in my heart that it is now mine and yours also, because we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Some of you know of fellow believers who need correction. Reblogged this on johnedoe.wordpress.com/. Copyright 1994, Steven J. Cole, All Rights Reserved. Blueprint to become a Radical Christian Extremist. Hb) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. Even when you follow all of these preliminary steps, a person often will be defensive and angry at you. Your motive should be to obey God by loving your neighbor (Matt. When David sinned with Bathsheba the Lord waited about one year, and then sent Nathan. From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. The next time, you may be the one needing correction. “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” “Reprove” was a legal word used of a lawyer convincing the court of his case. "- New American Standard Version (1995)For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, And scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.- American Standard Version (1901)For the Lord sends punishment on his loved ones; everyone whom he takes as his son has experience of his rod.- Basic English Biblefor whom [the] Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.- Darby BibleFor whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. It’s not always possible to have a deep relationship with those we must correct. Let Jesus help you in any trial you are facing, he loves us more then we can imagine.
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Lets unlock the chains of Satan, and live the life of Christ. In Galatians 2:11-14, Paul confronted Peter “in the presence of all.” It was a public matter affecting many people, so Paul dealt with it publicly. Consider how Jesus corrected others. Obedience to God means that we must swallow our fears and correct those we know of who are going astray. How do you overcome this fear?
Jesus was talking about hypocritically condemning others for their sins, while you ignore major sins in your own life. Correction is also needed when you detect a wrong or dangerous habit-pattern in someone’s life. Assuming that you have removed the hindrances and you think that God wants you to correct a brother or sister, how do you go about it? Deuteronomy 8:5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. Today I want to talk on how to carry out this ministry of correction properly. What is the most difficult part of the ministry of correction for you? could you name some ways in which God corrects us at times .please pray for me my name is gary tickner and I am a born again Christian and I am 56 years old Your’s in Christ Gary Tickner. The passage goes on to quote Proverbs 3:11-12, which says, “My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.” Proper discipline is a proof of love. Others have immediate situations that require loving correction.
Psalm 32:1-5 A Psalm of David, Maschil. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.