Last week we launched into a study on Biblical reproof. It's the hurt that heals. And the reason we're taking two weeks on this topic is we don't like reproof. And our religious culture has infected all of us with the idea that, because God is love, it just follows logically that His dealings with us should always feel positive. And reproof doesn't feel positive. Therefore, it can't be good for us.
But, if God's Word is true at all, reproof is good for us. Overwhelmingly good. The Biblical evidence here is so lavish I didn't want to just rush over it last Sunday. I was amazed at the accumulated list of life-giving benefits that come from receiving the Lords reproof.