Reproof, Reprove

This is a subsidiary post of Vocabulary of Discipleship.

Subsidiary post:  Reproving Your Neighbor as an Act of Love

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This post speaks of the reproof that comes to us from God – whether through the Scriptures or by other means.  In any case, “it is the kindness of God that leads us to repentance” (Romans 2:4; in this regard, see Revelation 3:9 and Proverbs 3:11-12 below).

2 Timothy 3:16-17  –  “…profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness…”

2 Timothy 4:1-4 – “…reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction…”

Titus 2:15  –  “These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority…”

Hebrews 12:5-6 (quoting Proverbs 3:11-12 below) – “…’MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM…'”

Revelation 3:19 – ‘Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.”

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Proverbs 1:23-33  –  “Turn to my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you…you neglected all my counsel and did not want my reproof…They would not accept my counsel, they spurned all my reproof…But he who listens to me shall live securely and will be at ease from the dread of evil.”

Proverbs 3:11-12 (quoted in Hebrews 12:5-6 above) – “My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD or loathe His reproof, for whom the LORD loves He reproves, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.”

Proverbs 6:23, 24 – “…reproofs for discipline are the way of life…”

Proverbs 15:5 – “A fool rejects his father’s discipline, but he who regards reproof is sensible.”  –  Therefore, we should see reproof as an aspect of fatherly discipline.

Habakkuk 2:1  –  “…and I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, and how I may reply when I am reproved.”

 

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