by Jerry Vines

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God Disciplines His Children (39 of 48)
Jerry Vines
Hebrews 12:4-13

These are the closing words of the book of Hebrews—
this chapter and the 13th chapter. He is making
practical application. All Bible teaching has to be
applied to the life. It is not enough just to
accumulate a variety of Bible facts. Or just catalog
some Bible information. Bible truth is to be taken
into the life and applied to your daily life. This is
a Bible study which you will find very helpful and

Verse 4- “Ye have not yet resisted unto blood,
stringing against sin.” He is saying there—lest some
of them in that day thought they were having a real
hard time—it’s not as bad as it could be.

I heard a preach a sermon when I was in college a
sermon entitled, “Cheer up, It’s going to get worse.”
He is saying that you haven’t shed any blood in this
battle against sin. You and I are living in a day of
neopaganism. We are living in an anti-Christian
culture. We experience some measure of persecution and
trial for our faith in the Lord, but I haven’t seen
any of yet who have nail prints in our hands or I
haven’t seen any blood being shed. In some parts of
the world, believers are going through persecution,
but not here to that extent yet.

Verse 5- “And you have forgotten the exhortation which
speaketh unto you as unto children.” Then he quotes
from Proverbs 3:11,12. “My son, despise not thou the
chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art
rebuked of him. For whom the Lord loves he chasteneth
and scourges every son whom he receives.”

If you endure chastening God deals with you as with
sons. “For what son is he whom the father chasteneth
not?” (that was certainly true about my dad) “But if
ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers,
then are ye bastards (Illegitimates) and not sons.
Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which
corrected us, and we gave them reverence: sh ...

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