The Book of Revelation 3:19


“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten:” (Rev 3:19z KJV)

Someone who truly loves us will correct us when we do wrong. God will not let us go astray without trying to bring us back. He will rebuke us for the wrong we do and attempt to correct us. He does this through His Word and through His Church. We should not ignore or despise God’s correction, but welcome it and accept it.

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”

(Pro 3:11-12 KJV)

“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” (Heb 12:6 KJV)

Chasten – 3811 παιδεύω paideuo {pahee-dyoo’-o}

Meaning:  1) to train children 1a) to be instructed or taught or learn 1b) to cause one to learn 2) to chastise 2a) to chastise or castigate with words, to correct 2a1) of those who are moulding the character of others by reproof and admonition 2b) of God 2b1) to chasten by the affliction of evils and calamities 2c) to chastise with blows, to scourge 2c1) of a father punishing his son 2c2) of a judge ordering one to be scourged


“be zealous therefore, and repent.” (Rev 3:19b KJV)

God wants us to be zealous for Him, not live for Him haphazardly and nonchalantly as if we really don’t mean it. We should have a zeal to live for God. We should have a true devotion to God and His work. We should seek to obey and please God rather than ourselves.

Zealous – 2206 ζηλόω zeloo {dzay-lo’-o}

Meaning:  1) to burn with zeal 1a) to be heated or to boil with envy, hatred, anger 1a1) in a good sense, to be zealous in the pursuit of good 1b) to desire earnestly, pursue 1b1) to desire one earnestly, to strive after, busy one’s self about him 1b2) to exert one’s self for one (that he may not be torn from me) 1b3) to be the object of the zeal of others, to be zealously sought after 1c) to envy

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