For Our Profit

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There are three ways that chastening may be received by us: 1) we may despise it; 2) we may faint under it; 3) we may be exercised and profit by it-Heb. 12:1-14. To despise it is not to pay any attention to it; to faint is to become discouraged because of it; to be exercised is to go to God about it, accepting it from Him. And though the exact cause of our chastening may not be known by us, and we wonder if we have learned our needed lesson, our gracious God and Father has beheld the good it has wrought in us in drawing us closer to Himself.