Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Why does the Lord chasten us?

Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you whom I love, and whom I love I also chasten that their sins may be forgiven, for with the chastisement I prepare a way for their deliverance in all things out of temptation, and I have loved you— (Doctrine & Covenants 95:1)
It looks like chastening happens as a result of His love for us.

The Lord chastises us so that we will be brought to contrition and repentance. When we repent, He can then forgive us and then provide a way to escape the sin in the future! And when we are forgiven, we achieve purity, and we can then make progress toward holiness!

Chastening leads to holiness! Awesome!