|Hebrews 12:4 |
4 You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in striving against sin.3
3 You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in striving against sin. Note! Paul speaks about striving against sin. This is the fight to victory, to overcome sin, to overcome the devil, to overcome the world, to crucify the lusts and affections of the flesh. The fight is hard. The cross is hard. Blood is not shed, but there is pain, and there is suffering; both being necessary to humiliate the selfish, beastly nature of every man — before God removes it by his grace.
The pain of a wound cleanses away evil, so do stripes purge the inward parts [including the heart] of man. Pro 20:30. God chastens and scourges every son he accepts, Heb 12:6; he who has suffered in the flesh is finished with sin. So that you should not live the rest of your time in the flesh in the lusts of men, but [live] to the will of God. 1 Pet 4:1-2. Not only is pain used to rid sin from a man on earth, pain is also used to rid a person of sin in Hell.
there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Mat 13:42,50.
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Mat 22:13,24:51,25:30
In the end, He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds. Psa 147:3