This is a subsidiary post of Vocabulary of Discipleship.
Subsidiary post: Reproving Your Neighbor as an Act of Love
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).
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…'”
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…”
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.”