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3,7 Holiness and Well-Being

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Hebrews 12:6 KJV 1900
For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
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This passage presupposes our need of discipline. God disciplines us because we need disciplining.

This passage presupposes our need of discipline. God disciplines us because we need disciplining.
To persist in disobedience is to increase our need for discipline.
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1 Corinthians 11:28–30 KJV 1900
But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
some of the Corinthian Christians persisted in obedience to the point where God had to take their lives.
some of the Corinthian Christians persisted in obedience to the point where God had to take their lives.
some of the Corinthian Christians persisted in obedience to the point where God had to take their lives.
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Psalm 32:3–4 KJV 1900
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old Through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: My moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

When God speaks to us about some sin, we need to heed and take action.

When God speaks to us about some sin, we need to heed and take action.

To fail to deal with sin is to risk incurring His hand of discipline.

Psalm 119:67 KJV 1900
Before I was afflicted I went astray: But now have I kept thy word.
Psalm 119:75 KJV 1900
I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, And that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
Proverbs 3:11–12 KJV 1900
My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; Neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
Revelation 3:16 KJV 1900
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Revelation 3:19 KJV 1900
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
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Focus vs6-8—

David learned that he was not free to do as he like with the ark; still less could he manipulate the God represented by the ark.

The record of this event was a “comfort” to later generations of Israelites; it reminded them that their God Yahweh was more powerful than any foreign attacker or oppressors.

It also taught them that respect for God’s holiness was essential to the well-being of the community.

-A picture of Christ—the One who has perfectly lived —for our justification
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Our happiness and our holiness are by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

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