What Hurts Christians The Most

What hurts us the quickest is usually that we haven*t gotten our way. That pain is temporary. But what hurts Christians the most is getting out of God*s will. What hurts them the longest is staying there. It is often His chastisement which is meant to get us back into His will. That kind of pain is usually emotional rather than physical. If we ignore it we might wear down our conscience and thereby get rid of it temporarily. But that is a lot like being drugged to get rid of pain without treating the cause, like treating the symptoms rather than the disease. Left untreated, the disease will often cause more and worse problems.

Hebrews 12:6-11: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9 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? 10 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. 11 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.

Here is the cure for what hurts Christians the most and the longest:

Proverbs 28:13: He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

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