Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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:
Ye have forgotten
Do you not yet understand? nor even remember the 5,000 and the five loaves, and how many basketfuls you carried away,
He is not here. He has come back to life. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee,
The sufferings that you are enduring are for your discipline. God is dealing with you as sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
1 Corinthians 11:32
But when we are judged by the Lord, chastisement follows, to save us from being condemned along with the world.
Blessed is he who patiently endures trials; for when he has stood the test, he will gain the victor's crown--even the crown of Life--which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
All whom I hold dear, I reprove and chastise; therefore be in earnest and repent.
Therefore, if you would escape becoming weary and faint-hearted, compare your own sufferings with those of Him who endured such hostility directed against Him by sinners.
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are hard pressed, yet never in absolute distress; perplexed, yet never utterly baffled;
2 Corinthians 12:9
but His reply has been, "My grace suffices for you, for power matures in weakness." Most gladly therefore will I boast of my infirmities rather than complain of them--in order that Christ's power may overshadow me.
Therefore strengthen the drooping hands and paralysed knees,