God always hurts the ones he loves
(if he doesn't whip you, you're a bastard)
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of
witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily
beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy
that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set
down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against
himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
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:
For whom the Lord
loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
The Lord hurts those that he loves, 
and whips all of his sons.
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son
is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Don't all fathers whip their sons? 
But if ye be without
chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards,
and not sons.
Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we
gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the
Father of spirits, and live?
For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but
he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous:
nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto
them which are exercised thereby.
Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned
out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
If you aren't whipped,
you're a bastard, and not a son. 
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of
bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Live peaceably with others.
Be holy, or you won't see the Lord. 
Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one
morsel of meat sold his birthright.
For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing,
he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it
carefully with tears.
For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned
with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that
heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
Don't be a profane fornicator, like Esau was,
when he sold his birthright for a bit of meat.
(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch
the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and
If a beast touched the mountain,
it was stoned to death. 
But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the
heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
You have come to Mount Zion,
To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in
heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made
to the church of the firstborn,
the spirits of just men, 
And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of
sprinkling, that speaketh better things that that of Abel.
See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who
refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn
away from him that speaketh from heaven:
and the blood of sprinkling.
Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet
once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that
are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be
shaken may remain.
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace,
whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
God's voice shook the earth, but now he says,
I shake not only the earth, but heaven too.
For our God is a consuming fire.
Because our God is a consuming fire.
- Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. (v.6)
Do bad things happen to good people?
- What son is he whom the father chasteneth not? (v.7)
What kind of father doesn't beat his sons now and then?
- If ye be without chastisement ... then are ye bastards. (v.8)
God always hurts the ones he loves. And if God doesn't hurt you, you are a bastard, not a son.
- Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (v.14)
Is only God holy?
- If so much as a beast touch
the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart (v.20)
Whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death ... he shall surely be stoned,
or shot through; whether it be beast or man. Exodus 19:12-13
- The spirits of just men (v.23)
Has there ever been a just person?
- Lift up your hands and knees.
- Lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees. 12:12
- Make straight paths for your feet.
- Make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. 12:12-13
- Follow peace.
- Follow peace with all men. 12:14a
- Be holy.
- Follow ... holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. 12:14b
- Don't refuse Jesus.
- And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. 12:24-25
- By the Book Comics
- For whom the Lord loveth he
chasteneth and scourgeth...