How It Is Between the Lord and Men
Ezra 9:13 ". . . our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve. . . ."
Psalm 103:8-14 "The Lord is merciful . . . he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust."
Proverbs 3:11-12 "For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth."
Hebrews 12:5-11 "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth . . . God dealeth with you as with sons. . . ."
Isaiah 9:13 "For the people [Israel] turneth not unto him that smiteth them. . . ." (But they should!)
Revelation 3:19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. . . ."
The Punishment of the Lord's Chosen
2nd Samuel 12:1,7-14 (the punishment of David over the matter of Bathsheba)
Psalm 89:20-32 (the children of David) "Then will I visit their transgression with the rod. . . ."
Jeremiah 46:28 (the children of Israel) "I will . . . correct thee in measure . . . not leave thee . . . unpunished."
Leviticus 26:41 "And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity. . . ."
Proverbs 29:15 "The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame."
v.17 "Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul."
22:15 "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him."
13:24 "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes."
19:18 "Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying."
23:12-14 "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die."
Ephesians 6:4 "And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the . . . admonition of the Lord."
Colossians 3:21 "Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged."
The Fruit of Letting Things Go
Exodus 21:15 "And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death."
v.17 "And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death."
21:18-21 "a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey . . . the men of his city shall stone him. . . ."