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Two ways to learn

Cause-and-effect learning involving negative physical consequences is actually contrasted, as a method, with listening to instruction – e.g.:

Proverbs 17:10
10 Rebuke is more effective for a wise man
Than a hundred blows on a fool.

Verbal instruction how to avoid the hundred blows is that we get from Daddy God; hundred blows is what life often administers to us if we ignore the instruction. One method allows us to avoid the experience and comes from a place of trust, the other is to learn from it and comes from a place of trial.

God’s teaching methods


Let’s consider a passage that seem to have puzzled many sincere believers:

Hebrews 12:5-6
5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:
“My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”


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