No chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. § The fruit of the Spirit.
He removes it by His rough wind in the day of the east wind. As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him.
Though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.
Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. § But was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Song 4:16; Heb. 12:11; Gal. 5:22; Isa. 27:8; Ps. 103:13; 2 Cor. 4:16–18; Heb. 5:8; 4:15
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