” Tough Love “


In this day and age children have power over the parent’s by saying they are being abused, when discipline that is biblical and needed is thrown out the window. It is written a child needs training and guidance. (Proverbs 22:6)  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it…… (Proverbs 19:18)……. (2 Timothy 3:14-15).


It is out of love for us that God chastens His children just as a man would chasten his own son. (Deuteronomy 8:5-6). We have fathers of the flesh but it is of greater purpose for us to be chastened of the Father of Spirits for it allows us to live now and forevermore! Although it is not joyous at the time to be reprimanded it brings forth the fruit of righteousness. (Hebrews 12:9-11).  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.



Others may have been told the same thing growing up as I did when being disciplined, and although it made no sense at the time it has taught me right from wrong. My mother would say before grounding me that it hurt her more than it did me. Just as parents loved and cared for us, so does God out of love rebuke and chasten us. (Revelation 3:19-22).  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.




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