Does God Punish Us?
According to some theologies God would never punish you for wrong doing. I beg to differ, my God chastises the ones he loves. If you are in error you should rejoice in the trials because in them you are made stronger in them. God needs us to walk in truth not error. If a child puts his hand in the fire it will get burned. You can warn that child they will stick their hand in and get burned anyway. We kick our own butts.
God allows us to have free will if we walk in our own ways we kick our own butts. God created us to have parents to lead and guide us Did your parents punish you? Did they spank you?
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
That’s in old testament because he’s the same today is he was yesterday.
Hebrews 12:6,”For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” …
This is the new testament because he’s the same today, as he was yesterday.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance” (James 1:2-3). This may seem difficult — but I urge you to commit your problems to God and ask Him to help you grow spiritually stronger through them.