Jan: The Potter’s House

The author of Hebrews tells us that as believers, we are sons of God.  And as sons, we are to expect to be rebuked and chastened by our heavenly Father (Heb 12:5-7).  Of course, the chastening process is a difficult one, but ultimately for our good.  It is to refine us, curb our rebellion, mature us and conform us more and more into the image of God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

It is unlike wrath, which is meant to destroy God’s enemies.

On the flip side, if we, as a people are in rebellion to God, walking hand-in-hand with this world, and we are not chastened by the Lord, then we can be sure that we are not His people at all.  A pass through the book of Judges gives us an indication of what happens when God’s own people rebel against Him and link arms with the “nations” round about them.  As a good Father, He simply does not tolerate it.

In this message, Pastor Singh takes us down to the Potter’s House and illustrates how the Lord deals with His children.

“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?”