Hebrews 12:5 Part and Parcel

Hebrews 12:5 (KJV)
And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

Key words in this chapter include:

  • Weary
  • Faint
  • Fail
  • Despise

The chapter is a thesis meant to provide the tools to combat these plagues of earthly life. They are no doubt part and parcel of the mortal experience. 

We combat them firstly, by looking unto Jesus 
He is the source of our faith.

Secondly, by considering what He endured
And we are no better than He.

Thirdly, by understanding the purpose of chastening 
It is meant to perfect and make holy.

Fourthly, by following peace\
Seeking to be a help to all men.

Fifthly, by remembering our end 
In the heavenly Jerusalem.

There is so much more in the chapter, but this is enough to make the juices of meditation flow.

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Hebrews 12:5 Part and Parcel

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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