The Lord’s Loving Correction

Proverbs 3:11-12 — Immediately after reminding his son about God’s promise of prosperity, Solomon raises the matter of God’s correction – “My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord…” 

How do we understand this text, and others like it in the Bible, that talk about chastening? What form does this chastening take? Does the Lord punish His people for their sins? How should we respond? These are the questions we explore as we continue our study in the Book of Proverbs.