Does chastening mean that God does not love us?

Proverbs Bible Background

09.03.2016 – Old Testament: Pro 3.11–12

To read the Bible in a year, read Proverbs 3–4 on September 3, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

The God of heaven is our Teacher for life on Earth. However, sometimes we go astray, and He does what is necessary to bring us back, although the process does not seem pleasant to us,

My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD,
Nor detest His correction;
For whom the LORD loves He corrects,
Just as a father the son in whom he delights.
(Proverbs 3.11–12) 

It may not seem like it, but correction truly shows love. Have you not corrected someone because you loved him?


  • Did you find out later that the Lord let you go through a rough situation that you might learn something about life?

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