Chastisement From God

September 17, 2023

Series: Misc Sermons

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Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-17

God only chastises His children. A lost person isn’t chastised by God because they are not His. A saved person struggles against the flesh because it’s sinful. There are a lot of people that say they are a Christian but spend some time with them and you’ll find out they don’t live as a saved person. Hell is a horrible place to be. A fire that never goes out and never stops burning. Torments that never stop. The worst part of Hell is that God is not there.

Romans 9:10-13
God had chosen before they were born the purpose of God would be fulfilled. You must be born again. It doesn’t matter about a person’s lineage or whether your father was a preacher. One must be lost before they are saved. Salvation is the most important decision that you will ever make. Even though Esau was blessed by God, He never corrected him. Jacob was blessed but God chastened him. Jacob wrestled with God so much that he walked with a limp for the rest of his life. We contribute the blessings of God as His approval. The world is full of fake religions today, do your part and God will bless you. A lot of people think that if they have something to show then they are approved of God. The blessing from God is not the same as His love. His blessings are not His signs of His approval.

What is holiness?
Is it the ability to know the scripture inside and out? No. Holiness is the condition of your heart, who you are when no one is watching. Your walk with the Lord in the dark. Many people attend a church and act like it on Sunday. How is their walk on Monday or Tuesday? What are the desires of your heart? Are you still in love with the world? Are you willing to lay it all down for God? Luke 14 Jesus said that if anyone doesn’t come to Him with more love than their family then they couldn’t be His disciple.

1 Peter 1:13-20; thank God for grace! Grace is not to be taken lightly. 13: Sober; 14: Obedient; 15: Lust after the world; 16: Be holy.