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Chastening Shows Love In Section 95, the Lord describes why chastening is an act of love. Chastening is viewed as a negative act by the world, or by little children (especially by me when I was chastened by my parents). What first comes to my mind is the mean spirited criticism of the world. It is different from the heavenly version because it is done without “then showing forth afterwards an increase of love toward him whom thou hast reproved lest he esteem thee to be his enemy” (D&C 121:43). The Lord does this because he loves us. We are “his work and his glory” (Moses 1:39). In D&C 95:1-2, the Lord educates the early brethren of the Church that chastisement is for the benefit of the children of God. Chastisement is to help us recognize the error of our ways and find the path that leads to eternal happiness. By lovingly reproving His children, the Lord “prepare(s) a way for their deliverance in all things” (D&C 95:1). A loving Father does not want His children to “walk in darkness.” He wants them to achieve great things and be able to
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course REL C 325 taught by Professor Propezzi during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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