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"...nor be weary when reproved by him"

In Hebrews 12:1-13 the Jewish Christians were encouraged not to grow weary or fainthearted in their trials and suffering, since they were surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, but mainly Jesus, who endured the cross, and such hostility from sinners.

But all this, is explained as the Heavenly Father's loving discipline for his own.

Therefore, we are not to be weary when reproved by him.

The reasons are these:

vs. 5,6 - his discipline is for those he LOVES.

vs. 7,8 - his discipline is only for his SONS.

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"Do not be anxious about anything"

"Absence of occupation is not rest. The mind that's vacant is a mind distressed". (William Cowper)

4 “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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Becoming a teacher of God's people

In Ezra 7:9c we read -

"...for the good hand of his God was on him."

It is God's goodness/kindness that leads us to repentance. And it is the the same goodness of God that keeps us fixed on God. And knowing the goodness and the fear of the Lord we long to tell/teach others to know and serve our good and righteous God.
But two things MUST be in place, before one can teach God's people with God's blessing and power.

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"A little reviving in our slavery"

In Ezra 9:5-9 we read -

5 And at the evening sacrifice I rose from my fasting, with my garment and my cloak torn, and fell upon my knees and spread out my hands to the Lord my God,
6 saying:“O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to you, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has mounted up to the heavens.

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Do we need to repent of our repentance?

In 2Corinthians 7:8-13 Paul writes -

8 For even if I made you grieve with my letter, I do not regret it though I did regret it, for I see that that letter grieved you, though only for a while.
9 As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.
10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

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